Affect, Suicide, Self-Injury, and Social Triggers (ASSIST) Lab

Director: Brooke Ammerman


The ASSIST lab is interested in understanding and improving risk prediction for self-injurious thoughts and behaviors (SITB; i.e., nonsuicidal self-injury, suicidal ideation, suicide attempts), with a particular focus on how these experiences present in daily life and how interpersonal contexts can serve as both risk and protective factors.


Our lab is currently recruiting eligible members of the community to participate in research.


Eligible participants are those who are 18+, own a smartphone, and have recently thought about suicide.

What's Involved?

Participants will complete a session with our research staff and then complete surveys on their phone, several times per day for approximately four weeks.

Affect, Suicide, Self-Injury, and Social Triggers (ASSIST) Lab