Jane Harness, D.O.: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Grant Award (YIG-0-062-21)
Title: Development and preliminary testing of a "Papageno"-story interview intervention
Major Goals: The primary goals of this project are to create “Papageno” story video interviews of individuals who engaged in preparatory behaviors toward a suicide attempt but did not attempt suicide, and to conduct a pilot study of the impact of these video interviews on viewers’ self-reported reasons for living and hopelessness.
Starting Date: 10/2022
Adam Horwitz, Ph.D.: NIMH K23 Award (1K23 MH131761)
Title: Low-burden Adaptive Mobile Interventions for Mood and Suicide Risk
Major Goals: The goal of this career development award is to provide specialized training and
mentorship for the candidate to develop the skills necessary to become an independent
intervention researcher capable of translating the growing advancements of mobile/sensor based
data into low-burden, accessible, adaptive interventions that can be used to help reduce
the societal impact of depression and suicide.
Starting Date: 09/07/2022
Cheryl King, Ph.D., NIMH R01 Grant, Multi-PI with Michael Lindsey & Pamela Morris (NYU)
Title: Answering the Alarm: A System of Care for Black Youth at Risk for Suicide
Major Goals: The overall project goal is to increase risk identification, treatment referral and
engagement, and, in turn, reduce suicidal ideation and behavior among Black youth.
Starting Date: 07/28/2022
Ewz Czyz, Ph.D.: NIMH R01 Grant Award (R01 MH126871)
Title: Adaptive intervention to prevent adolescent suicidal behavior following
psychiatric hospitalization: A Sequential Multiple Assignment Randomized Trial
Major Goals: (1) Compare the adaptive interventions (AIs) that begin with MI-SP alone or MI-SP plus Texts on suicidal behavior 3 months post discharge, time-to-suicidal behavior and severity of suicidal ideation over 6 months; and (2) Determine the optimal sequence of intervention components.
Starting Date: 09/2021
Ewz Czyz, Ph.D.: NIMH R34 Grant Award (MH124767)
Title: Developing text-based support for parents of suicidal adolescents after emergency
department visits: A multi-component intervention pilot
Major Goals: This study proposes to develop and pilot an adaptive, technology-augmented (i.e.
text messages) intervention for parents of adolescents at risk for suicide, targeting two
interrelated domains: (1) support parents in promoting the safety and well-being of suicidal
adolescents and (2) provide support and outreach for parents own well-being. The goal of the
intervention is to provide low-cost and accessible continuity of care support for caregivers
following emergency department services to optimize youth outcomes.
Starting Date: 12/2020