Year: 2023 Source: Crisis. (2020). 41(6), 415–421. SIEC No: 20231517
In this editorial, the authors provide their insights into how to establish and sustain effective mentorship. They intend to offer an avenue through which discussions on mentorship for early career researchers (ECRs) in suicide prevention research can be advanced. To achieve this purpose, they review the current literature on mentorship in mental health research and reflect on their experience in participating the Future Research Leaders Mentoring Program as a mentor (NP) and mentee (JH). They start this editorial by discussing three key factors that contribute to an effective one-to-one mentorship from our experience and a subset of the extant literature. The authors then compare the structure and effectiveness of the available mentorship programs in mental health research, from where we propose an integrative mentorship model (the Ascending Boomerang Mentorship Model) to sustainably support ECRs in suicide prevention research. They conclude with a few general recommendations for future mentorship programs and the importance of driving a collaborative mentorship scheme for ECRs in suicide prevention research.