The purpose of this study is to design an a 4-week automated safety planning text messaging (a.k.a. SMS) platform that delivers short messages to help young adults between the ages of 18* and 24 create a safety plan and connect them to resources they might find useful. A safety plan is a document that includes highly personalized reminders, tips, and strategies that can help people cope effectively with suicidal thoughts.
This study aims to better understand the experiences, preferences, needs, and opinions about technologies for managing suicidal thoughts and behaviors. This study is specifically for young adults who have experience with suicidal thoughts or behaviors.
* Note: Depending on which state you reside in, the age to consent to research may be 19 years of age.