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ReSIST: Reducing Self-Injury and Suicidal Thinking

We are conducting a research study at the University of Utah examining how mindfulness can help teenagers recover from self-injury or suicidal thoughts.

Teenagers between the ages of 13 and 17 who have been discharged from an inpatient psychiatry unit in the past 2 weeks due to self-injury or suicidal thoughts and behavior may be eligible.

What will the study involve?

  • Questions about thoughts, feelings, and behavior
  • Meeting with a clinician
  • Access to an app-based mobile intervention
  • Possibility of 10 weekly treatment sessions using mindfulness
  • Possibility of a brain scan using MRI
  • Ongoing assessment at 3 and 6 months after treatment

What are the benefits?

  • Access to an app-based mobile intervention
  • Possibility for weekly meetings with an experienced clinician
  • Possibility of seeing a full image of your brain
  • Help advance an important scientific field
  • Eligible participants will be compensated for their time

For additional information:

Interested In Collaborating?

Email Scott Langenecker (

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