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Telehealth-Delivered Brief Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Prevent Suicides in People with Physical Disabilities

2021 Pilot Research Grant
Amount Awarded: $30,000
Focus Area: Clinical Treatment Studies

Lauren Khazem, Ph.D.

Lauren Khazem, Ph.D.
Ohio State University

Inside the Research

People with physical disabilities report higher rates of suicidal ideation and suicide attempts when compared to the general population. However, no current interventions for suicide prevention are specifically designed to address the psychosocial and access needs of this population. The effectiveness of telehealth-administered Brief Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Suicide Prevention, adapted for people with physical disabilities (BCBT-PWD), will be evaluated, and stakeholder feedback will be used to improve the accessibility and content of the intervention.