Overview of the Healthy Thinking Trial
Suicide is the most common cause of death in Australians aged 15-44 and the tenth most common cause of death overall for Australian males. However, many people with suicidal thoughts are reluctant to seek help.
The Internet can play an important role in overcoming obstacles for seeking help by providing accessible and anonymous prevention efforts.
The Healthy Thinking trial aims to test the effectiveness of a web-based self-help program for people with suicidal thoughts. The major aim of this Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT) is to determine whether an evidence-based web-based self-help program, found to be effective in a Dutch population, reduces levels of suicidal thoughts in the Australian context. The trial is currently underway and is seeking to recruit more than 400 participants, aged 18 – 65 years who have experienced suicidal thoughts and have not attempted suicide in the past month.
Web-based, self-help program