Through the National Institute of Mental Health, there are number of on-going research initiatives related to mental health and suicide. Please click here to access the NIMH website to learn more.

Recruiting for 2015 Research Studies for Veterans – Center of Excellence, Waco

  • Project SERVE OASIS (Observation and Assessment of Social Interaction and Suicide) is an important research study being conducted with Veterans to gain a better understanding of how social interaction and relationships affect suicidal ideation and behavior. Participants do not need to have had experiences with suicide to participate. We want to speak with Veterans who have a range of experiences in order to gain a deeper understanding of who becomes suicidal and who does not. This information will help us develop suicide prevention programs. Participation in this project is approximately 3-4 hours. If you know a Veteran who may be interested, please have them call us at (254) 624-7677.
  • The CLASP (Concerned Loved One’s Addition to Safety Plan) project is interested in experiences with suicidal ideation and behavior. We want to know Veterans’ opinions on involving a concerned significant other (e.g. spouse, parent, adult child) in their care, as well as the significant other’s perspective of being involved in the Veteran’s care. Attendees will include Veterans, and if possible, a concerned significant other; although, this is not a requirement. Being involved in this one-on-one focus interview takes about 1-2 hours. If you know a Veteran who may be interested, please have them call us at (254) 624-7677.