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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Reducing Suicide Risk in Older Veterans with Mental Health Disorders using Problem Solving Therapy
Principal Investigator:

Sherry A Beaudreau

Location: Palo Alto, CA
Congressional District Code: 18
Research Service: Clinical Science R&D
Project Period: April 2021 - March 2026
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $285,850
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


The proposed randomized control trial will examine the efficacy of a brief behavioral treatment for reducing suicidal ideation and for increasing reasons for living in older Veterans at risk for suicide. Two common issues in older adults, functional disability and executive dysfunction, increase suicide risk and will be examined as moderators and mediators of treatment outcomes. The proposed study will examine Problem Solving Therapy (PST) using a protocol that teaches skills to address emotiona...

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