STARR 911 is designed to identify those who may be having thoughts of self-harm and assures they are given helpful information.

Research wants to be a part of the solution to suicide prevention…

During the screening of possible volunteers for studies, many questions are asked to make sure the individual meets criteria, one of them being suicidal ideation — instead of simply stating they do not meet criteria, the operator can either give the number to the National Suicide Prevention Hotline or give a “warm” hand off to a suicide prevention specialist.

National Suicide
Prevention Hotline
800-273-TALK

A strong link exists between mental illness and suicide

20%
of individuals with
a diagnosis of mental
illness die by suicide
Approximately
90%
of those who complete
suicide experience
mental illness
64%
of individuals who
attempt suicide visit a
doctor within a month
before their attempt
363%
— the increase in odds
of suicide with having
a chronic condition

Research is always looking for ways to better the lives of those who choose to participate in a study. Under current guidelines, individuals who may be suicidal are not permitted to enter a clinical trial. There are many reasons for this, but the safety of the volunteer is at the heart of research practices. With clinical research call centers fielding thousands of calls on a yearly basis, the purpose of project STARR 911 is to build collaboration between clinical research and suicide prevention.

WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE…
STARR 911 was featured in a Poster Session during the ACSP (American Society for Clinical Psychopharmacology) meeting in Miami. We have had many incredible partners in making STARR 911 a reality. Thank you all!

Thank you to the following stakeholders who worked to make this project a reality