Crain’s New York Business featured the IDEA Study, Investigating Difficult Emotions in Adolescents, on understanding teen risk for suicide. The study aims to identify factors that increase the risk of suicide attempts in adolescents. The study will take place over four years recruiting 200 12- to 17-year-olds with suicidal ideation, with a significant portion of participants expected to be Latina, a group often recognized as at greater risk of suicide attempts but underrepresented in studies.
“Looking at teens from this broad perspective allows us to take research on the risks for suicide to a new level, with the prospects of identifying risks earlier, preventing suicide attempts and strengthening teens’ resilience and mental well-being,” added Tracy Dennis-Tiwary. “While this is not an intervention study, we hope our findings will help shape future interventional techniques.”
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