From: Allison Beckmann, a clinical psychology PhD student at Gallaudet University.

Efforts to prevent suicide are more critical than ever. In the past 20 years, suicide has been rising at an alarming rate. Suicide is also a leading cause of premature death in minority groups – yet neither prevalence nor risk of suicide specific to d/Deaf and hard-of-hearing populations is known. As a CODA and clinical psychology PhD student at Gallaudet University, this is both a personal and professional area of major concern. By identifying risk factors specific to these individuals, appropriate interventions can be developed and practitioners better informed – making mental health care more accessible and preventing further suicides from occurring. I’m currently running a study aiming to do just that. However – I can’t do this alone – I need your help! By completing the anonymous survey linked below, you will not only be supporting suicide research, but also other efforts to prevent suicide. For each completed survey, $5 will be donated to a suicide prevention organization of your choice.

Please take a few minutes to complete the survey linked below and share with others!

https://is.gd/DHHbelonging

DHHbelonging.study@gallaudet.edu
Approved by Gallaudet University IRB 1/22/19