AUNE’s Center for Research on Psychological Practice Will Evaluate New NH Suicide Prevention Project

AUNE’s Center for Research on Psychological Practice (CROPP) has been awarded a contract to evaluate a new suicide prevention program implemented by the New Hampshire chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

CROPP assisted NAMI in successfully applying for the grant, through the federal Garrett Lee Smith Youth Suicide Prevention Program, administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, to fund the project.

The project will emphasize several high-risk populations, including patients being discharged from the state psychiatric hospital, LGBT youth, and recent immigrants.  CROPP ‘s role, under a three-year, $138,000 contract, will be to evaluate the process, outcomes, and impact of the statewide prevention program and contribute to a national cross-site evaluation. The resulting data should help program stakeholders improve the program over time.

CROPP, a collaborative, community-based evaluation and quality improvement group, is directed by Jim Fauth and George Tremblay, professors of clinical psychology at AUNE. The CROPP evaluation team also includes student research assistants.