MOBILE ASSESSMENT FOR THE PREDICTION OF SUICIDE

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Study purpose:

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among adolescents, but little is known about factors that increase risk for suicide. Recent advancements, however, may allow us to detect suicidal thoughts and behaviors in real time by monitoring teens’ smartphone use.

Participants may earn up to $625.

what does the study involve for adolescents?

  • Complete 4 assessments over the course of the study.

  • Install the Effortless Assessment of Risk States (EARS) app. The EARS app passively collects data about smartphone use. Data will be collected for 6-months.

  • Complete periodic surveys sent through push notifications to one's phone. 

who is eligible to participate?

  • English speaking

  • Ages 13-18

  • Presence of mood, anxiety, and/or substance (drug or alcohol) symptoms

  • Android phone

Interested in learning more?

Parents of adolescents should contact Kira Alqueza by phone at (646) 774-7834 or by email at kira.alqueza@nyspi.columbia.edu.