Brief-Skills for Safer Living (Brief-SfSL) for Suicidal Thoughts

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, CanadaSuicidal Thoughts+3 MoreBrief Skills for Safer Living - Behavioral
All Sexes
What conditions do you have?

Study Summary

This trialtests a mental health program that could reduce suicide risk & provide timely access to mental health services during the pandemic.

Eligible Conditions
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Depression
  • Suicide
  • Mental Health Issue

Treatment Effectiveness

Study Objectives

1 Primary · 7 Secondary · Reporting Duration: From baseline to 3 months; also administered at 1 week and 1 month

3 months
Participant feedback on their experiences with specific aspects of the Brief-SfSL intervention
Month 3
Change in Sheehan Disability Scale (SDS) score
Month 3
Change in Acquired Capability of Suicide Scale (ACSS)
Change in Interpersonal Needs Questionnaire score
Change in anxiety symptoms using the Generalized Anxiety Disorder 7-item scale (GAD-7)
Change in depression symptoms using the Quick Inventory of Depressive Symptoms self-report scale (QIDS-SR)
Month 3
Change in suicidal ideation using Beck Scale for Suicide Ideation
Month 3
Change in Treatment Utilization

Trial Safety

Trial Design

1 Treatment Group

Brief-Skills for Safer Living (Brief-SfSL)
1 of 1

Experimental Treatment

75 Total Participants · 1 Treatment Group

Primary Treatment: Brief-Skills for Safer Living (Brief-SfSL) · No Placebo Group · N/A

Brief-Skills for Safer Living (Brief-SfSL)
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Brief Skills for Safer Living · Intervention Types: Behavioral

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: from baseline to 3 months; also administered at 1 week and 1 month

Who is running the clinical trial?

Unity Health TorontoLead Sponsor
500 Previous Clinical Trials
376,380 Total Patients Enrolled
Sakina Rizvi, PhDPrincipal InvestigatorUnity Health Toronto
5 Previous Clinical Trials
351 Total Patients Enrolled

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18+ · All Participants · 9 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “Yes” if the following statements are true for you:
You must be able to speak and understand English well enough to participate in therapy.
You need to have internet access.
You are not currently receiving other forms of therapy for mental health.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are recruitment opportunities for participants still available in this research?

"As indicated on, this medical research is actively searching for participants to join the study that was initially posted on December 1st 2020 and recently edited in November of 2022." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

How expansive is the current recruitment for this medical experiment?

"Affirmative. Per the information hosted on, this medical experiment is presently seeking participants. This trial was initially listed on December 1st 2020 and updated most recently in November 2022; they are hoping to enlist 75 individuals from a single site." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer
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