Identifying brain mechanisms associated with suicidal behaviours through the HOPES consortium

Early intervention in mental health
By Dr. Lianne Schmaal. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15-29 year olds globally. More young people die by suicide than from cancer, cardiovascular diseases, AIDS, birth defects, respiratory infections and diseases, and interpersonal violence. Little is known about factors that make youth vulnerable to suicide. The HOPES team (Help Overcome and Prevent the Emergence of Suicide) is a new collaboration between the universities of Cambridge, Melbourne, Yale, Harvard and Oregon,...