Co-Designing a Suicide Prevention Mobile App with Youth

Co-Designing a Suicide Prevention Mobile App with Youth

The purpose of this study is to examine safety planning strategies and app features that youth perceive are important to include in a suicide prevention mobile app for youth.

The session will be conducted remotely via Zoom.

Teens will be asked to complete three separate tasks in groups with three other participants:
Activity 1: Teens will be asked to partake in a collaborative brainstorming activity.
Activity 2: Teens will watch a brief demo video and then be sent a link to access a mobile app prototype where they will be assigned tasks to complete within the app (e.g., completing a daily check-in). There will be a focus group afterwards to express any additional thoughts about the app and the possibility of using it.
Activity 3: Finally, teens will participate in a “re-design” of the current app prototype incorporating their own personal suggestions/recommendations.

At the end of the session (Activity 3), teens will be given a brief feedback survey to collect feedback on the session, as well as demographic information such as gender identity, age, racial identity, ethnicity, grade level, etc. This information will be used to capture the diversity of youth participants.

We expect the entire study to take up to 3 hours (15 to 30-minute pre-survey, 30-minute orientation, and 2 hour study session). Teens will be compensated with a $20 Amazon gift card sent via email for completing the study.

Inclusion Qualifications:

  • Teens must be between 14 and 17 years of age to take part in this research study.
  • Teens who have had lived mental health experiences.
  • Teens who speak and/or read standard English.

Exclusion Qualifications:

You may not participate in this research opportunity if any of the following applies to you:
  • Teens cannot have severe cognitive impairments or imminent risk of suicide.
  • Teens who cannot read and/or write in standard English are not eligible to participate.

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UCF IRB#: STUDY00002346
PI: Lindsay Taliaferro
IRB Expiration June 30, 2022
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Recruitment End Date:
June 30, 2022
Time Commitment:
Number of visits: 1
Expected time per visit: 2 hours
Type: $20 Amazon Gift Card
Point of Contact:
Marissa McNeil
Faculty Advisors:
Kimberley Gryglewicz
Associated Units:
Center for Behavioral Health Research and Training
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