Images of Research: Progress through partnership

Mind trap: tackling unhelpful thinking

Category: Picture of health

A young woman sits in a café booth with her head in a wooden cage

Each year over 800,000 people die by suicide globally. Strathclyde research is exploring the psychology of suicide, determining that feeling trapped by your own thoughts, more so than feeling trapped by your circumstances, is a particularly important risk factor for suicidal thinking. Although research is ongoing, some of this work is already informing treatment and prevention strategies to reduce the occurrence of suicidal behaviours.

Entrant: Susan Rasmussen , Psychology

Copyright: Susan Rasmussen

Collaborators: Dougie Cunningham, Photographer; Rebecca Moodie, model in image


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