Help Us Prevent Youth Suicide
Pediatric Mood, Imaging, & NeuroDevelopment Research Study
Study seeks to identify the brain mechanisms of self-cutting and youth suicide
The Pediatric Mood, Imaging, & NeuroDevelopment Program (www.PEDIMIND.org) is currently seeking 11-16 year olds to join a research study designed to answer 2 important questions:
1) Why do kids engage in non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI--i.e., cutting themselves)?
2) How do we do a better job predicting youth suicide?
This study is important because suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death of 10-33 year olds--and cutting/NSSI is on the rise.
With your help--we could address both problems with better, more accurate treatments and ways to predict who is at risk of making a suicide attempt.
We are looking for TWO groups of 11-16 year olds:
A) EITHER 11-16 year olds who cut themselves but have not made a suicide attempt
B) OR 11-16 year olds without any mental health problems and whose parents+sisters+brothers do not have mental health problems
Kids in both groups can not have braces because of the MRI brain scan.
Study involves TWO parts:
A) interviews/questionnaires/MRI brain scan (total time 7 hours; done in 2-3 visits)
B) brief 30 minute follow up visits at 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, and 18 months
Kids/Families get -paid up to $680 if they do/complete the whole study
-copy of MRI brain pictures (for fun/science project)
-summary of evaluation (that may help guide care if it is needed)
-chance to help other kids/families struggling with cutting and suicide
Together we can make a powerful difference!!
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