Introduction

Welcome to the blog for the Laboratory for the Study of Youth Cognition and Suicide (the Miranda Lab blog).

Our lab studies why young people think about and attempt suicide, whether what they think about when they consider suicide can inform how mental health professionals assess risk for future adolescent suicide attempts, and what our knowledge about the thoughts that give rise to suicidal thinking and behavior can tell us about how to prevent young people from transitioning from thinking about suicide to making suicide attempts.

We hope this blog can be informative about what we are doing to understand the nature of youth suicide, recent findings relevant to understanding suicide risk and prevention in adolescence and emerging adulthood, and applying research on cognitive risk to diverse populations. We also hope to inspire new scientists by blogging on the process of research as well as various relevant professional development topics.

For more information about work that we have done and who we are, please take a look at our website.

Thank you for reading!

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