COVID-19 Suicide Research Studies
To share and inform on studies and research being undertaken in respect of suicide prevention and COVID-19, details of such studies are being collated and compiled in the directory below.
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Listing of Research Studies
This directory is being compiled in collaboration with the International COVID-19 Suicide Prevention Research Collaboration (ICSPRC). You can learn more about the ICSPRC here: https://www.iasp.info/COVID-19_suicide_research.php
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|wdt_ID||Primary Study Location||Secondary Study Location||Additional participating countries||Outcomes||If other, please specify||Population Studies||If other, please specify||Study Design||If other or unsure, please specify||If other or unsure, please describe||Intervention Studied||If other, please specify||Target Sample Size||Follow Up Frequency||Measures Recorded||Aim/Hypothesis/Research Question||Anticipated Reporting Date||Does your study have ethical approval?||Is someone with lived experience part of the study team?||Has your research protocol been peer reviewed?||Study Lead Contact||Links to Papers / Protocols||Additional details||Affiliation / Institution||Title||First Name||Last Name||Details|
|1||United States||Please Select||Suicidal Thoughts||People in Contact with Services||Other||Other||Looking for partner in a study of a unique, patented software for using social media (e.g., twitter) machine analysis of suicidal postings combined with an established mutual aid support group program for intervention.||Psychological Therapy||Discover Text software (Texifter)||Pilot test to identify veterans who post suicidal idealizations. Can be adapted for other populations as well. Related interventions using researcher's (Lawrence Shulman) developed and tested mutual aid group support model.||No||Yes||Noemail@example.com||Veterans’ Social Media Posts and Open-Ended Survey Data as Predictors of Pandemic-Related Emotional Distress and Suicide Risk: Online Early Detection and Prevention Intervention Dr. Stuart Shulman and Dr. Lawrence Shulman The Problem The publication||University at Bufalo||Dr.||Lawrence||Shulmanfirstname.lastname@example.org||More details|
|2||Netherlands||Please Select||Non-fatal Suicidal Behaviour||All Adults||Cohort||Please Select||Please Select||6,600||3||CIDI 3.0 for DMS IV and 5 diagnosis and suicidal behavior module for suicidal behavior||What is the prevalance and incidence of mental disorders and suicidal behavior.||04/11/2022||Yes||No||Yesemail@example.com||This study, NEMESIS-3 was started before corona. Around 1600 participants were interviewed. Then, field work was pauzed due to corona. It is now being resumed, and the remaining 5000 participants will be interviewed. So, by change we have a unique situati||Trimbos institute||Dr||Derek||de Beursfirstname.lastname@example.org||More details|
|3||Netherlands||Please Select||Suicidal Thoughts||All Adults||Cross-sectional Survey||Please Select||Please Select||1,500||PHQ-9/ MHI-5/entrapment SF/ WEMWB -SF/ Resilience/ Gierveld loneliness scale||General: what is the impact on mental health due to corona. Suicide ideation: how many participants report suicidal thoughts, and how does this compare to earlier studies.||11/11/2020||Yes||No||Noemail@example.com||We found that 9.8% of the 1500 adults reported suicide ideation. This is higher than previous national studies that report around 3% in general population. Paper is under revision.||Trimbos institute||Dr||Derek||de Beursfirstname.lastname@example.org||More details|
|4||Spain||Please Select||Other||All Adults||Cohort||Please Select||Please Select||15,000||2 months||modified version of the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale||Objectives of the MINDCOVID project include to estimate the thirty-day prevalence, incidence and persistence of suicidal thoughts and behaviours (STB; i.e., suicidal ideation, plans, and attempts) in the Spanish adult general population (as well as in sep||12/01/2020||Yes||No||Noemail@example.com||http://eu-isciii.es/covidfundinspain/mind-covid-19-mental-health-impact-and-needs-associated-with-covid-19-a-comprehensive-national-evaluation-in-spain/ https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.10.27.20220731v1||The suicide research outlined here is part of the MINDCOVID project: Mental Health Impact and Needs Associated With COVID-19: a Comprehensive National Evaluation in Spain. The project targets ~15,000 Spanish adults: (1) recently isolated or quarantined c||Health Services Research Unit, IMIM-Institut Hospital del Mar d’Investigacions Mèdiques, Barcelona, Spain||Dr.||Jordi||Alonsofirstname.lastname@example.org||More details|
|5||Netherlands||Please Select||Other||People in Contact with Services||Other||Other||retrospective cohortstudy using topic modeling||8,000||To give insights on how COVID-19 has affected the help-seekers of a suicide prevention helpline. We examine chat logs of three months before and after the introduction of the lockdown. We created two topic models for the chats, using Latent Dirichlet allo||11/01/2020||Please Select||Please Selectemail@example.com||113 Suicide Prevention||Dr||Renske||Gilissenfirstname.lastname@example.org||More details|
|6||Netherlands||Please Select||Suicide||Whole Population||Time Trend Study||Please Select||Please Select||To monitor the weekly and monthly number of suicides in the Netherlands, and regions within the Netherlands, using data from coroners.||Not Applicable||Please Selectemail@example.com||https://www.113.nl/actueel/geen-toename-suicides-sinds-start-van-de-coronacrisis-nederland||113 Suicide Prevention||Dr||Renske||Gilissenfirstname.lastname@example.org||More details|
|7||Ireland||Please Select||Non-fatal Suicidal Behaviour||The Elderly||Cohort||Please Select||Please Select||6,000||The aim of this research is to examine changes in trends and rates of self-harm in hospital presenting older adults living in Ireland, pre and during the pandemic. Specific objectives are a. Examine changes in number of hospital self-harm presentations i||Yes||Noemail@example.com||University College Cork & National Suicide Research Foundation||Dr||Isabela||Troyafirstname.lastname@example.org||More details|
|8||United States||Please Select||Suicidal Thoughts||Whole Population||Other||Other||The study is longitudinal in nature.||Please Select||25||The study includes three sessions and 9 days of EMA surveys.||1) Ruminative Responses (RRS) 2) Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function-Adult (BRIEF-A) 3) Cognitive Emotion Regulation Questionnaire (CERQ) 4) Physical Activity Questionnaire 5) Inventory of Depression and Anxiety Symptoms (IDAS) 6) Beck Depres||Hypothesis 1: In daily life, increases in SI will be most likely to occur following stressors, attenuated affective recovery from stressors, implementation of maladaptive (and failure to implement adaptive) regulatory strategies, unsuccessful attempts to||01/01/2022||Yes||Yes||Yesemail@example.com||https://redcap.link/PARCstudy||The goal of the study is to understand, at the affective, physiological, and environmental levels, what happens in the days and moments leading up to episodes of suicidal thinking.||University of Southern California||Research Coordinator||Pia||Selleryfirstname.lastname@example.org||More details|
|9||India||Please Select||Suicide||Whole Population||Qualitative Study||Please Select||Please Select||The study examins media reports from India on suicide (Feb1, after the first covid19 case, to May31, the end of phase 4 of the nationwide lockdown) to understand what pandemic related stressors may be contributing to suicde, and identify vulnerable groups||Not Applicable||No||Noemail@example.com||Sangath||Ms||Madhumitha||Balajifirstname.lastname@example.org||More details|
|10||United States||Please Select||Other||Whole Population||Time Trend Study||Please Select||Please Select||There were four primary domains which were examined due to their known associations with suicide risk: suicide-specific queries, help-seeking queries, general mental health queries, and queries related to financial difficulty. We did not try to be exhaust||The aim of this analysis is to evaluate the impact of COVID-19 on suicidality in the United States during the pandemic’s early stages, as well as the virus’s effect on risk factors which might predict long-term impacts on suicide. Google Trends data was c||Yes||No||Yesemail@example.com||https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0236777||Columbia University Medical Center/ NY USA||Professor||Madelyn||Gouldfirstname.lastname@example.org||More details|
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