The Etiology of Suicidal and Non-Suicidal Self-Injury in a Population-Based Sample
Amount Awarded: $97,858
Focus Areas: Genetic Studies, Psychosocial Studies
Alexis Edwards, Ph.D.
Virginia Commonwealth University
Inside the Research
Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) and suicidal behaviors are correlated, but distinct outcomes and how they are related remains unclear. This study aims to assess how a range of sociodemographic, behavioral, and environmental predictors are similarly or differentially related to NSSI and suicidal attempt in a large, population-based study. We will further assess the contributions of aggregate or combined genetic risk for related outcomes such as substance misuse, major depression, personality.