First Study of Brief Suicide Interventions for LGBTQ+ Young Adults Aims to Save Lives

AUSTIN, Texas – The University of Texas at Austin will collaborate with UT Southwestern Medical Center on the nation’s first study of suicide prevention for LGBTQ+ young adults – a group at higher risk for depression and suicide.

The study, supported by a $5.4 million award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), is aimed at identifying whether interventions tailored to this population may reduce their risks. Researchers from Steve Hicks School of Social Work and Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin have joined forces with study leaders at UT Southwestern, and with Texas Health Institute, a nonprofit, public health institute based in Austin.

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