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The Pattern and Risk Factors for Suicide Ideation Among In-School Adolescents in Nigeria

2021 Pilot Research Grant
Amount Awarded: $15,000
Focus Area: Psychosocial Studies

Olumide Abiodun, MPH

Olumide Abiodun, MPH
Babcock University (Nigeria)

Inside the Research

Adolescent suicidal ideation, though prevalent in low and middle-income countries (LMICs), is grossly under-researched. This study will identify and compare psychometric properties such as the reliability and validity of suicidal ideation tools to promote more accurate identification of suicidal thoughts in non-clinical contexts. The research seeks to clarify the risk factors, while investigating factors that could be protective in a holistic manner. These data are essential to provide evidence for awareness creation, advocacy, policy, planning, and implantation of interventions.