Craig Bryan, associate professor of psychology, and Jonathan Butner, professor of psychology, were recently awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health! The grant will suppor their research “Identifying suicidal subtypes and dynamic indicators of increasing and decreasing suicide risk”. Congratulations Craig and Jonathan!
The proposed project addresses several priority research objectives identified by the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s (NAASP) Research Prioritization Task Force focused on understanding why people become suicidal and identifying how we can better detect or predict risk. Results of this project will enable us to identify why some individuals with suicidal thoughts subsequently attempt suicide while others do not. In addition, our results will inform the development of new screening and risk monitoring methods that could signal which individuals are likely to shift to a higher risk state and when this shift is likely to occur, thereby providing a model for administering the right intervention to the right person at the right time.