Although suicide is one of the leading causes of death for people with substance use disorders (SUDs), no widespread suicide prevention intervention exists for delivery in community addiction treatment settings. The effectiveness and feasibility of delivering Preventing Addiction Related Suicide (PARS), a group-based psychoeducational program that provides evidence-based suicide prevention and safety strategies, was recently demonstrated by the UW Center for Suicide Prevention and Recovery.
To enhance widespread implementation and dissemination of PARS, this project will develop online training and implementation tools. PARS-Web will be created in collaboration with key state agencies and suicide prevention professionals to meet the new training requirements for Washington State Chemical Dependency Professionals. The goal is to integrate PARS as a part of standard care in addiction treatment agencies nationwide.
January 1, 2021 — October 1, 2022
Garvey Institute for Brain Health Solutions
Substance use disorders/misuse, Suicidal Ideation