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National Institute of Mental Health Suicide Prevention Research Agendas Relevant to AIAN Communities. Jane Pearson, Ph.D. Chair, NIMH Suicide Research Consortium Acting Deputy Director Division of Services and Intervention Research. NIMH Mission Statement.

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National Institute of Mental HealthSuicide Prevention Research Agendas Relevant to AIAN Communities

Jane Pearson, Ph.D.

Chair, NIMH Suicide Research Consortium

Acting Deputy Director

Division of Services and Intervention Research

nimh mission statement
NIMH Mission Statement

Our mission is to reduce the burden of mental illness and behavioral disorders through research on mind, brain, and behavior…Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, autism, and other mental disorders are serious, often life-threatening illnesses for which we need reliable diagnostic tests, new treatments, and effective strategies for prevention…

suicide rates by ethnicity and age group united states 1997 2001
Suicide rates by ethnicity and age group -- United States, 1997-2001

Suicide rates by ethnicity and age group -- United States, 1997-2001

Source:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

suicide rates among males aged 15 24 years by ethnicity united states 1990 2001
Suicide rates among males aged 15-24 years by ethnicity -- United States, 1990-2001

Source: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

AI/AN = Amer. Indian/Alaskan Native

A/PI = Asian/Pacific Islander

suicide by ethnicity and method united states 2001
Suicide by ethnicity and method – United States, 2001

Source: CDC vital statistics

AI/AN = Amer. Indian/Alaskan Native

A/PI = Asian/Pacific Islander

public health burden of suicide
Public Health Burden of Suicide

Deaths

Hospitalizations

Emergency Dept visits

Events reported on surveys

Unreported events

percentage of high school students who report suicidal behavior by ethnicity 1990 2003
Percentage of high school students who report suicidal behavior* by ethnicity, 1990-2003

BIA

Latino

Afr-Am NonLat

Eur Am NonLat

Source: Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) & Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) YRBSS

*At least one attempt during the 12 months preceding the survey

nimh suicide research consortium
NIMH Suicide Research Consortium

Comprised of NIMH, NIDA, NIAAA, SAMHSA, IHS scientists who oversee programs as well as conduct communications outreach and review. Meets bi-monthly to review research progress and gaps, track policy advances, as well as provide program and meeting updates.

Supports scientific workshops and conferences, contracts for special projects, input on fact sheets, travel support for federal staff and scientists

nimh organization and range of suicide research supported
NIMH Organization and Range of Suicide Research Supported
  • Division of Neuroscience and Basic Behavioral Science (DNBBS)
  • Division of Adult Translational Research and Treatment Development (DATR)
  • Division of Pediatric Translational Research and Treatment Development (DPTR)
  • Division of AIDS and Health and Behavior Research (DAHBR)
  • Division of Services and Intervention Research (DSIR)
  • Division of Extramural Activities (DEA)
  • Division of Intramural Research Programs (DIRP)
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Responses to

IOM Report 2003+

Developing Centers

-Common definitions

of suicidal behavior

-Common

measures to build

data bases

-Ethical & safety

Concerns

-Youth screening

- Role of culture

In 2000,

NIMH

NIDA

NIAAA

SAMHSA

CDC

& VA

asked

IOM to assess

the research

base for

suicide

prevention.

2002

examples of scientific meetings
Examples of Scientific Meetings

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/scientificmeetings/pastevents.cfm

  • February 2006Indigenous Suicide Prevention Research and Programs in Canada and the United States: Setting a Collaborative AgendaAlbuquerque, New Mexico
  • November 9, 2005Assessing Suicidality During Antidepressant TreatmentBethesda, Maryland
  • September 9, 2004Pragmatic Considerations of Culture in Preventing SuicidePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
  • October 22, 2003The Science of Public Messages for Suicide PreventionWashington, D.C.
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Bi-National Conference: Indigenous Suicide Prevention Research and Programs in Canada and the United States: Setting a Collaborative Agenda

  • Organized by: Indian Health Service, Health Canada, Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR), NIMH
  • Add’l meeting support: from SAMHSA, the National Institutes of Health Office of Rare Diseases, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the Office of Research on Women's Health, the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, and the National Library of Medicine
  • Representatives from research, service, community programs, and governments (across a range of countries, tribes, and villages) from Canada, the U.S., and U.S. Territories
  • Purpose: What research efforts, from the communities' perspectives, need to take place to better address this tragic health disparity.
par 07 004 community based participatory research at nimh r21
PAR-07-004 Community-Based Participatory Research at NIMH (R21)
  • Opening Date:  December 1, 2006 (then standard receipt dates)
  • $275,000 over two years

Purpose: Support research partnerships between  community-based, clinical/ services settings and research institutions to reduce the burden of mental illness, behavioral disorders and HIV/AIDS through research on mind, brain, and behavior