American Foundation for Suicide Prevention awarded Laura Prater, PhD, MPH the 2021 Young Investigator Grant to supplement and extend her work developing and refining a tool to aid in firearm suicide prevention for older persons with Mild Cognitive Impairment/early Dementia.
Using qualitative interviews of patients, family caregivers and health care providers, this study will extend her work developing and refining a decision aid to better understand pathways to suicide attempts among persons with early dementia and/or depression.
Dr. Prater’s primary mentor is Marian Betz, MD, MPH.
To read more about this study, click here.
Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.
AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. AFSP creates a culture that’s smart about mental health by engaging in the following core strategies: