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Stories about Research Connection Newsletter

Adolfo Sequeira, Ph.D.

Can Specific Genes in the Blood Help Predict Suicide Risk?

Dr. Adolfo Sequeira set out to test a new method of analyzing matched brain and blood samples to see if differences in gene expression (biomarkers) existed in both the brain and the blood between individuals who died by suicide and those who died of other causes.

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Highlighting the True Connection Between Research and Suicide Prevention

In those moments when a supposedly “non-science person” backs away because they find the idea of science and research dry or scary, it reminds me of the need to build that connection, so we can develop people’s interest and understanding of the important role research plays in preventing this leading cause of death.

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Using Technology to Measure Suicide Risk in Teens Post-Hospitalization

Dr. Catherine Glenn, of the University of Rochester, and her colleagues set out to examine if new methods of monitoring short-term suicide risk and warning signs are feasible and acceptable (i.e., appropriate and able to be carried out) for adolescents at increased risk for suicide attempts.

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Bringing Suicide Research to Students in Texas

Upon learning about AFSP’s Research Connection program, in which suicide prevention researchers come to speak about their studies to general, lay audiences in one’s local community, it seemed fitting for me to host an event, and help to highlight the importance of suicide prevention research here at home.

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Neuroimaging and Suicide Prevention Research: Reviewing the Last Two Decades

Can neuroimaging connect specific brain structures and functions with suicidal thoughts and behaviors?

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Research Connection: Is There a Link Between Job Stress and Suicide?

The true relationship between employment and suicide is more nuanced.

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Risk and Protective Factors for Suicide Among Adolescents: A Look at Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation

Do risk and protective factors for suicide differ among adolescents depending on their gender identity and sexual orientation?

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What are the risk factors for suicide in rural Chinese elderly?

Learning from this study in China can help us to understand more about what contributes to suicide around the world.

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Can Addressing Suicidal Behavior and Alcohol Use Together Prevent Suicidal Behavior by Teens?

Is a brief MI intervention helpful to adolescents hospitalized for suicidal behavior who also use alcohol?

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Can Medication for the Treatment of Nightmares Also Reduce Suicidal Ideation in People with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?

Can Medication for the Treatment of Nightmares Also Reduce Suicidal Ideation in People with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?

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Are There Genetic Risk Factors for Suicide?

Do genes play a role in determining suicide risk, regardless of psychiatric diagnosis?

Meg Graf

Bringing the Results of Suicide Prevention Research to Local Communities: A Spotlight Interview with Meg Graf

Meg Graf of Illinois discusses her personal connection to the cause, and how her community has benefited from the program.