About Monthly Research Spotlights

CSPAR hosts a free research spotlight series on the third Thursday each month from 9-10am pacific. These presentations will delve into emerging literature on suicide prevention and treatment. Anyone is invited to attend.

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Upcoming Spotlights

  • April 25, 2024: Canceled – Conflicts with the 2024 Suicide Research Symposium
  • May 16, 2024: Exploring TikTok’s Impact on Young Adult Mental Health and Suicidality: Insights from User Perspectives and Data with Dr. Keyne Law
  • June 20, 2024: Client and Clinician Outcomes from the Preventing Addiction Related Suicide trial with Dr. Rick Ries
  • July 18, 2024: Treatment Preferences of those with Lived Experience of Suicidality: What Services Do They Want and Not Want with Dr. Kate Comtois
  • August 15, 2024: Canceled – Summer Break

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Find recordings of past research spotlights below.

2/15/2024: Behavioral Warning Signs in the Prediction of Future Suicidal Thoughts & Attempts

Dr. Bagge and Dr. Littlefield will present a study which targeted and followed a sample with a pronounced risk of suicidal behaviors: patients who are discharged from a psychiatric hospital after a suicide attempt. The main aim of the study was to determine whether subgroup membership, characterized by disparate patterns of behavioral warning signs for their suicide attempt, could predict serious suicidal ideation and behavior 12 months post-discharge.

12/21/23: Developing a family-focused screening and brief intervention to reduce access to firearm lethal means in rural Alaska Native communities

Dr. Lisa Wexler shares learnings from research exploring ways to reduce environmental suicide risk in firearm-owning Alaska Native (AN) households. Discussion will focus on the components and outcomes, which suggest a highly acceptable, practical and potentially impactful intervention.