New research initiatives within the SRPR laboratory will center around gaining novel insights and an in-depth understanding related to the development and fluctuations of suicide risk among high-risk populations with a particular focus on psychiatric patients and individuals involved in the criminal justice system (often overlapping groups). Dr. Mitchell's work will also focus on the identification of risk factors specific to high-risk populations and longitudinal designs. This research aims to improve the prediction of suicidal thoughts and behaviors, suicide risk assessment, and the effectiveness of interventions for high-risk populations.
Dr. Mitchell is especially interested in:
Short-term changes in suicide risk during critical high-risk periods (e.g., transitions from an institution to the community).
Causal mechanisms underlying suicidal thoughts and behaviors.
Assessment of suicide risk factors and suicidal thoughts and behaviors.
Translating suicide research into practical clinical tools.