SUPPORT for Suicidal Ideation

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
VA San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, CA, San Diego, CA
Suicidal Ideation+9 More
SUicide Prevention by Peers Offering Recovery Tactics - Behavioral
All Sexes
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Study Summary

Suicide is a major public health concern, particularly among Veterans with serious mental illness (SMI, i.e., psychotic disorders or bipolar disorders). Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) is a well-established evidence-based practice for those with SMI that centers on identifying warning signs of mental illness, developing wellness tools for functional independence, planning for day-to-day effective living within one's community, and building an action plan to create a valued life worth living. This proposed study will refine and pilot SUicide Prevention by Peers Offering Recovery Tactics (SUPPORT), a novel integrated recovery program that is an adaptation of peer-delivered WRAP for Veterans with SMI. In SUPPORT, a Peer Specialist leads a Veteran at increased risk for suicide through recovery planning that is tailored to the Veteran's suicidal experiences with cognitive learning strategies to enhance safety plan recall and improve functioning.

Eligible Conditions

  • Bipolar Disorder (BD)
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Parasuicide
  • Suicidal Ideation; Suicide, Attempted
  • Psychotic Disorders; Bipolar Disorder

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

1 of 3

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Study Objectives

4 Primary · 2 Secondary · Reporting Duration: Through study completion, an average of 4 years

At the end of the intervention, an average of 4-weeks
Acceptability of SUPPORT as measured by the Client Satisfaction Questionniare-8 (CSQ-8)
Baseline, 2-weeks, 4-weeks, 3-month follow-up
Change in Recovery Assessment Scale-41
Change in the Scale for Suicide Ideation (SSI)
Year 4
Feasibility of recruitment and retention

Trial Safety

Safety Progress

1 of 3

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Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

1 of 2
1 of 2
Active Control
Experimental Treatment

69 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: SUPPORT · No Placebo Group · N/A

Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: SUicide Prevention by Peers Offering Recovery Tactics · Intervention Types: Behavioral
ESCNoIntervention Group · 1 Intervention: ESC · Intervention Types:

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: through study completion, an average of 4 years
Closest Location: VA San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, CA · San Diego, CA
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2006First Recorded Clinical Trial
1 TrialsResearching Suicidal Ideation
41 CompletedClinical Trials

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18+ · All Participants · 7 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
You are a veteran who reports suicidal ideation in the past 1 month and/or a suicide attempt in the prior 3 months.
You have provided verbal or written consent for the research staff to discuss ability to participate in the study with your direct clinical supervisor

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.