We have quite a few updates to share since our last community update!
First, we would like to give a shout out to the Galveston County Medical Examiner’s Office for sharing data dating back to 2014. This is a huge success for OpDD, and we are elated to share this data back to the broader community.
Along these lines, Monique and Katie presented a preliminary analysis of all local suicide data to date with the Mayor’s Challenge Team in November. We collectively requested an in-depth analysis from the University of Alabama Research Team to inform partner programs.
Lastly, the Houston team is currently in the process of hiring a new Research Assistant (RA) to solely conduct interviews with community members who have lost a loved veteran to suicide/self-harm. Katie will now focus on interview recruitment and relationships with medical examiners and community partners.
We look forward to introducing our new RA for our next blog update! We welcome and encourage any questions or comments via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).