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Researchers write article on risk factors for suicide in adolescents

Through a partnership with Cleveland Clinic and the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation, Case Western Reserve University researchers are studying the risk factors for suicide in adolescents.

The researchers recently published an article, titled “Preventing Youth Suicide: Research Collaborative Explores Evolving Strategies,” on Cleveland Clinic’s Consult QD website.

CWRU researchers Tatiana Falcone, assistant professor of medicine at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, and Jane Timmons-Mitchell, a senior research associate at the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education, authored the article with Migle Staniskyte, a clinical research coordinator at Cleveland Clinic.

In their study, the researchers completed a retrospective review examining instances of repeated suicide complaints by adolescents and determined similarities and differences between patient groups.

As a result of their findings, the team designed Project PASS, which aims to improve mental-health care for at-risk youth.

Learn more about the project and their research results.