[Editor’s Note: The following story appeared in the Florida State University News, and lists ProtoCall Services Inc. as a research partner.]
With a $1.28 million, four-year grant from the Centers for Disease Control, the Florida State University College of Social Work and the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) School of Social Work will evaluate new online suicide screening and prevention tools aimed at decreasing suicide rates among middle-age men.
Led by researchers at UMB, the project will examine an online screening tool developed by Screening for Mental Health and an online therapeutic program called Man Therapy. Both interventions target men ages 35-64, who are at higher risk for suicide.
Philip J. Osteen, an assistant professor in the College of Social Work, is the project’s principal investigator at Florida State.