Strength in numbers: The promise of community-based participatory research in rural education

Montana is a state that is ravaged by a suicide epidemic and mental health crisis, particularly among its youth. In an area in which harsh climates, geographic challenges, and distance to rural healthcare providers are significant barriers to mental healthcare accessibility, educators are faced with the acute social and emotional challenges of their students on […]

Correlates for suicidality among at-risk youth receiving community-based mental health services

“At-risk” adolescents are at high risk of unsuccessfully transitioning into adulthood and are also at elevated risk for suicidal behavior. Though much research has been conducted on risk factors for suicidality among the general adolescent population, research on suicidality among “at-risk” adolescents is lacking. This is a notable gap in the literature given that “at-risk” […]

Centering Indigenous knowledge in suicide prevention: A critical scoping review

Background: Indigenous peoples of Canada, United States, Australia, and New Zealand experience disproportionately high rates of suicide as a result of the collective and shared trauma experienced with colonization and ongoing marginalization. Dominant, Western approaches to suicide prevention—typically involving individual-level efforts for behavioural change via mental health professional intervention—by themselves have largely failed at addressing […]

Implementation beyond the clinic: Community-driven utilization of research evidence from PC CARES, a suicide prevention program

While implementation and dissemination of research is a rapidly growing area, critical questions remain about how, why, and under what conditions everyday people integrate and utilize research evidence. This mixed-methods study investigates how participants of Promoting Community Conversations About Research to End Suicide (PC CARES) make sense of and use research evidence about suicide prevention […]

Assessing community suicide prevention needs: A workbook for state coordinators

The purpose of this workbook is to help state suicide prevention coordinators determine whether to conduct community needs assessments in local communities, and if so, how to prepare to conduct one. It also provides links to additional resources that can help with CNA design, implementation, and next steps since these processes are not covered in […]

Modifying a cognitive behavioral suicide prevention treatment for adults with schizophrenia spectrum disorders in community mental health

Suicide is among the leading causes of death for adults with schizophrenia spectrum disorders. Given a paucity of evidence-based interventions tailored for psychosis, we sought to modify a promising Cognitive-Behavioral Suicide Prevention for psychosis (CBSPp) treatment for adults in US community mental health (CMH) settings using community-based participatory research methods. This article presents our modification […]