A GLOBAL ALLIANCE TO UNLOCK BRAIN MECHANISMS INFLUENCING SUICIDAL BEHAVIORS THROUGH THE ENIGMA CONSORTIUM

Grant number: R01MH117601 / 108606875 | Funding period: 2018 - 2022

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ABSTRACT One million people around the world die from suicide annually. Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death for all ages and the second leading cause of death among young people with mental disorders. More people under the age of 55 die by suicide than from HIV, stroke, influenza, respiratory diseases, chronic lung disease and homicide. There are at least 20 suicide attempts for every completed suicide. Better prevention strategies are urgently needed; yet, mechanisms that confer increased risk for suicidal behaviors (ranging from suicidal ideation to suicide attempts and completed suicide) remain largely unknown. Neurobiological alterations associated with a history of suicidal thou..

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