Safe Home Text Message Reminders for Suicide

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
Children's Health, Dallas, TX
Safe Home Text Message Reminders - Behavioral
Any Age
All Sexes
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Study Summary

Study Objective: to develop a phone-based intervention to aid parents of suicidal adolescents to adhere to lethal means safety. Lethal means counseling is the practice of educating patients and their families about limiting access to items that can be used to attempt suicide. Though lethal means counseling is standard practice in treating suicidal patients, there is little experimental literature related to its utilization across different providers and its efficacy. Further, there is a significant gap in the literature on lethal means counseling as it relates to adolescents. The proposed project will investigate a novel text message-based intervention aimed to promote lethal means safety.

Treatment Effectiveness

Study Objectives

3 Primary · 0 Secondary · Reporting Duration: 6 months

6 months
Adolescent suicidal behavior
Parent satisfaction as measured by CSQ-8
Parent suicide prevention self efficacy as measured by parent suicide prevention self efficacy scale

Trial Safety

Safety Progress

2 of 3
This is further along than 68% of similar trials

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Treatment as Usual
1 of 2
Text Message Intervention
1 of 2
Active Control
Experimental Treatment

120 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Safe Home Text Message Reminders · No Placebo Group · Phase 2

Text Message Intervention
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Safe Home Text Message Reminders · Intervention Types: Behavioral
Treatment as UsualNoIntervention Group · 1 Intervention: Treatment as Usual · Intervention Types:

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 6 months
Closest Location: Children's Health · Dallas, TX
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2019First Recorded Clinical Trial
1 TrialsResearching Suicide
4 CompletedClinical Trials

Who is running the clinical trial?

University of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterLead Sponsor
935 Previous Clinical Trials
594,280 Total Patients Enrolled
7 Trials studying Suicide
5,939 Patients Enrolled for Suicide

Eligibility Criteria

Age Any Age · All Participants · 4 Total Inclusion Criteria

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About The Reviewer

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Michael Gill - B. Sc.

First Published: October 9th, 2021

Last Reviewed: August 12th, 2022

Michael Gill holds a Bachelors of Science in Integrated Science and Mathematics from McMaster University. During his degree he devoted considerable time modeling the pharmacodynamics of promising drug candidates. Since then, he has leveraged this knowledge of the investigational new drug ecosystem to help his father navigate clinical trials for multiple myeloma, an experience which prompted him to co-found Power Life Sciences: a company that helps patients access randomized controlled trials.