GRIP: GGZ inteRvention In Prevention of suicidal behavior (WC2017-070)

Background

Starting date: 01/06/2017

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), suicide is the 15th most frequent cause of death in the world and is responsible for approximately 800,000 deaths per year (WHO, 2014). It is of importance to further develop and implement interventions that focus on decreasing the number of deaths due to suicide. Improving mental health treatment and its availability for suicidal patients may be considered to be an important target when it comes to reducing the number of suicides, since studies indicate that 90-95% of the people that commit suicide were dealing with a mental health disorder (Cavanagh et al., 2003; Nock et al., 2008). Research has shown that cognitive behavioral therapy focused on suicide prevention (CBT-sp) is capable of reducing suicidality in various populations (Meerwijk et al., 2016; Mewton, 2016l; Tarrier et al., 2008). The study ‘GGZ inteRvention In Prevention of suicidal behavior’ (GRIP) will investigate whether CBT-sp is also effective for suicidal patients (ideators as well as attempters) within the Dutch outpatient mental health care via a randomized controlled trial.

 

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