Suicide, Attempted | Socio-Educational Intervention for Rural Suicide Attempters

Suicide, Attempted research study

What is the primary objective of this study?

Compared to a treatment-as-usual group, providing brief mental health education to suicide attempters from rural parts of China at the time of their treatment in the emergency departments of general hospitals or local clinics and 6 home-visits (FOR those subjects WITH PHONES refuse home visits, THE INTERVIEWS WILL BE CONDUCTED OVER THE PHONE) over the twelve months after the attempt demonstrate continuing concern about the attempters ('befriending'), strengthen their social support networks and improve their problem-solving skills will significantly reduce their hopelessness, the severity of depressive symptoms, and level of suicidal ideation.

Who is eligible to participate?

Inclusion Criteria: - suicide attempters - must be 18 years or older - no-zero intent to die Exclusion Criteria: - with communication difficulties - living outside of the research sites

Which medical condition, disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury is researched?

Suicide, Attempted

Study Interventions

Interventions can include giving participants drugs, medical devices, procedures, vaccines, and other products that are either investigational or already available or noninvasive approaches such as surveys, education, and interviews.

Other:socio-educational interventionbrief mental health education and 6 follow-up visits

Study Arms

Research studies and clinical trials typically have two or more research arms. An arm is a group of people who receive the same treatment in the study.

1brief education and 6 follow-up visits


Study Status

Unknown status

Start Date: November 2008

Completed Date: March 2011

Phase: N/A

Type: Interventional


Primary Outcome: the severity of depressive symptoms

Secondary Outcome: frequency and intensity of suicidal ideation

Study sponsors, principal investigator, and references

Principal Investigator: Xianyun Li, Bachelor, Master of Medicine

Lead Sponsor: Beijing HuiLongGuan Hospital

Collaborator: Suicide Prevention International

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