ONGOING RESEARCH PROJECT
Project SPIRiT: Suicide Prediction In Real-Time
Principal Investigator: Kirsty A. Clark, PhD, MPH
Funder: National Institute of Mental Health (K01 MH125073)
LGBTQ+ young people are at increased risk for suicide. The overarching goal of this project is to conduct an intensive longitudinal smartphone study to examine the influence of stigma-related stressors (e.g., bullying, identity concealment) and universal suicide precursors (e.g., hopelessness) on suicidal ideation among LGBTQ+ adolescents and young adults (ages 13-24) with histories of suicidal ideation. This project is being conducted in the local context of Tennessee, where LGBTQ+ young people face high exposure to stigma and associated mental health difficulties.