The Mental Health and Suicidal Behaviors Research Questionnaire
Past research has shown that individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have a higher risk of mental health conditions than individuals without ASD. Recently, there have been growing concerns that individuals with ASD may have an elevated risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors. However, very little research has been done on the topic. We want to investigate how common suicidal behaviors may be among individuals with ASD, in addition to exploring other factors related to mental health conditions and treatment. While we recognize that this is a sensitive topic, any information we can gather on the topic may help improve treatment and resources for individuals with ASD and their families. We invite everyone to participate, even if your child does not have a history of mental health problems or suicidal behaviors.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MENTAL HEALTH AND SUICIDAL BEHAVIORS RESEARCH QUESTIONNAIRE?
This questionnaire is a parent/guardian report questionnaire. If you are a parent or legal guardian of either a child with ASD ages 8-17 or a dependent adult with ASD, you are welcome to take this questionnaire.
HOW DO I COMPLETE THE QUESTIONNAIRE?
Current IAN or SSC@IAN Research participants may log into their IAN Research account at https://www.ianresearch.org/ to find the Mental Health and Suicidal Behaviors Research Questionnaire listed under the name of your qualifying children or legally dependent adults in the IAN Research Family Profile.
Not yet enrolled in IAN Research? Please visit https://www.ianresearch.org/ to join the IAN Research study and be eligible to complete the questionnaire. Once you have joined IAN, the Mental Health and Suicidal Behaviors Research Questionnaire will appear under the name of your qualifying children or dependents in your IAN Research Family Profile.
OUR SINCERE THANKS
Thank you to all who participate in IAN Research! Sharing your thoughts and experiences with us helps to advance ASD research and improve resources for individuals with ASD and their families.
IAN's Research Manager, Dr. Alison Marvin, can be reached at 443-923-4143, 866-348-3440 (toll free), or ResearchTeam@IANproject.org.
Interactive Autism Network (IAN) Research Project at Kennedy Krieger Institute (Johns Hopkins Medicine IRB #: NA_00002750). Principal Investigator: Dr. Paul H. Lipkin.