Volunteer to Participate in Research
Contribute to reducing suicide by participating as a volunteer in a suicide research study.
We want to know what you think!
Are you a parent of a youth who has had suicidal thoughts or actions in the past?
Are you interested in talking about how we can help youths at risk for suicide?
We are conducting research interviews that will last up to 90 minutes. We will ask for your input on a tool for helping parents to improve the safety of their home to reduce risk of youth self-harm. Interviews may be conducted by phone.
Research participation is voluntary and completely confidential. Participants who complete the interview will be compensated with $25.
If you are interested in participating, please contact: 310-794-4962 or [email protected]
Protocol Title: A Patient Decision Aid to Augment Lethal Means Counseling for Youths with Suicide Risk (PI Name: Joan Asarnow, PhD; UCLA IRB 17-007551)
Protocol ID:IRB#17-001315 UCLA IRB Approved Approval Date: 9/26/2017 Through: 9/25/2018 Committee: Medical IRB 3
Click here to view the recruitment flyer for this study.▲ Back to Top
Examining the Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Experiences of Suicide Attempt Survivors
You are invited to participate in an online study about your experiences following your most recent suicide attempt.
We currently do not know much about whether suicide attempt survivors experience positive outcomes after a suicide attempt. It is our hope that your participation in this study will help us understand the experiences of attempt survivors in general, as well as the ways in which your interactions with others have affected your life following your most recent attempt.
We hope that you will consider participating in this study. You will be asked questions about yourself, your interactions with and feelings about those in your social environment, and how you manage difficult situations. Participation is entirely up to you. At any point in the survey, you can decide that you are no longer interested in participating.
If you are willing to participate, log into https://survey.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dapOl54FEvDwzNr
Thank you for considering participation in this study.
This study has been approved by the Valparaiso University Institutional Review Board (Protocol # 18-018).
Christopher W. Drapeau, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and Principal Investigator
Department of Education
Do you have a parent who has suffered depression and attempted suicide?
Depression affects 15 million Americans each year. Depression and suicidal behavior are transmitted in families due to a combination of genes and environment. Depressive illness and the risk of suicidal behavior are associated with altered brain function that we can detect with brain imaging. Therefore, this study aims to examine brain function in adults who have a parent or sibling who has suffered from depression and made a suicide attempt. The goal of the study is to detect who is at risk of developing depression and who is not going to develop depression so we can prevent these problems before they occur. Procedures include brain imaging (MRI and PET), neuropsychological testing and a clinical assessment. The compensation for participating is up to $600. If you are interested in learning more about this study, please contact our Research Coordinator at 646-774-7560 or [email protected].▲ Back to Top
Do you have a close family member who has attempted suicide?
We are trying to understand the biological causes of suicidal behavior. If you have a family member who attempted suicide and you are between the ages of 18 and 29, you may be eligible to participate in a research study at the New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia University. Study participation includes brain imaging scans and several clinical assessments. Eligible individuals will be paid up to $475. With our findings, we hope to develop a better understanding of why people attempt suicide in order to improve prevention. All collected information will remain confidential. If you are interested in learning more about this study, please contact our Research Coordinator at 646-774-7561.▲ Back to Top