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Smartphone-based intervention for suicidal ideation in young people

7 June 2022
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A randomised controlled trial of a brief, self-guided app called LifeBuoy showed improvements in suicidal ideation in young adults aged between 18 and 25, showing smartphone apps may prove to be appropriate models of care for young people.

The trial, carried out by researchers from the Black Dog Institute, aimed to see whether smartphone interventions can help to effectively reduce the severity of suicidal ideation among young people experiencing suicide distress.

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