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Suicide Prevention mHealth-based Intervention in General Population

Awarded: NOK 49,999

Everywhere in Europe suicide represents an epidemiological and a socio-economic burden. A number of projects, including European projects, have investigated suicide and related-disorders prevention and provided guidelines for strategies on suicide prevent ion including e-health programmes and awareness raising strategies. However, mHealth interventions for suicide prevention in the general population are not yet available at the European level. The overall objective of this project is to build and assess e ffectiveness, economic benefits and economic impact of an innovative and unprecedented mHealth based intervention for suicide prevention that include a mHealth application promoted by cities involving or not general practitioners (GPs) . This intervention will aim at helping self-recognition of suicidal risk and associated depressive state in the general population as well as informing users regarding the places where they can seek help in their local area. It will be based on best practices and will be i mplemented in real life settings in X European countries. It will encompass both primary and secondary prevention. Research outcomes from the SPRING project will support stakeholders in making sound policy decisions on the provision of suicide prevention programme and in making better use of limited financial and manpower resources.

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