Thank you for participating in this study!  The data you provided will help us gain a better understanding of suicidal behavior.  In the future, this knowledge may inform the creation of interventions to prevent people from dying by suicide.  We realize that some of the tasks we had you participate in may be have been unpleasant but hope that you find the experience of participating in this study worthwhile because you are in a literal sense helping to save lives.


Purpose of the Study

Suicide is a leading cause of death worldwide. Although researchers have made some progress in understanding distal (i.e. long-term) risk and protective factors for suicide, which are helpful in predicting eventual death by suicide, very little is known about how to predict risk of imminent suicidal behavior. This study was designed to examine potential risk factors for suicidal behavior in the short-term. Specifically, we were interested in the thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and experiences related that are related to future suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Understanding the factors that increase risk for these behaviors can ultimately be helpful in developing more effective assessments, treatments and prevention strategies.

If you would like to learn more about this study, or see group results once they are completed you may contact the Jessica Ribeiro, PhD (email:

Please note that we cannot provide you with your individual responses to the questionnaires.  Your responses gain meaning by looking at them relative to others’ responses: individuals only score high or low on a questionnaire relative to everyone else’s scores. 


Giving feedback about this study:

There are many different reactions that people may have after participating in a study. We do hope that you have enjoyed being a part of this study, but we are also interested in hearing other responses that you may have. Please feel free to contact us with any thoughts and/or feelings that you have about this study. Your honest feedback helps us to learn and also gives us the chance to correct any misperceptions or explain parts of the study that may still be unclear. Please email us at



If after participating in this study you feel upset or distressed about something that happened during the study or something related to the study, it is very important that you email us at

Please remember that if you are ever concerned about your safety or physical mental health, the list of mental health resources provided to you during this study are still available to you as resources. Your safety is of the utmost importance to us, and we want to do everything that we can to ease any discomfort and increase your well-being.


Thank you again for your help!