HS Sprint project: ‘PISA study’

Mental health Policy Impact on Suicide Attempts and self-harm incidents in youth
Project lead: Naomi van der Linden (TUD)
Partners: Haaglanden Medical Center
Team: Leona Hakkaart (EUR), Christien van der Linden (Haaglanden Medical Center)


Increasing numbers of youth think about ending their lives. Meanwhile, accessibility of mental healthcare is poor, with substantial waiting lists for youth with suicidal thoughts.2 It is unknown what the impact is of (changes in) mental healthcare policy on the number of suicide attempts and self-harm incidents in youth. We will analyze the policy context in Rotterdam-The Hague, create a research database, explore the temporal association between youth mental health policy and self-harm incidents, and develop a research agenda.

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