top of page

Research projects


Understanding Cognitive and Developmental Neuroscience of Suicide and Non-suicidal Self-injury

Our project is dedicated to investigating the cognitive and developmental neuroscience aspects of suicide and non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI). We aim to contribute to the development of effective interventions and strategies that improve mental health outcomes for at-risk individuals while promoting overall well-being and preventing self-destructive behaviors among young populations.

Adolescent Health Enhancing Long-term Plan (A-HELP)

Investigate the prevalence of suicidal thoughts and behaviors among children and adolescents in China.

Explore the impact of diverse environmental and individual factors.

Examine the transmission of suicidal thoughts and behaviors on social networks.

Study the genetic characteristics of individuals experiencing these thoughts and behaviors.

Virtual Reality (VR) intervention for mental health

Digital mental health interventions are considered to have the specific potential to support mental health and well-being in young people


Transdiagnostic digital intervention

Our project focuses on the development of a digital mental health online platform called "Redbud Mental Wellness." We have created a digital transdiagnostic intervention program, Training for Emotional Adaptation (TEA), based on the emotional regulation model and Internet-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy.

Developing Real-time monitoring and Intervention

Investigating the long-term effectiveness of the APP-based intervention in reducing NSSI behaviors
Exploring ways to tailor the intervention within the APP to individual needs and preferences, enhancing engagement and adherence to the intervention.

group th1.png

School-based Universal Prevention Program targeting Non-suicidal Self-injury

Recognizing the success of previous school prevention programs worldwide that have effectively addressed mental health issues, including NSSI, we aim to implement a similar approach in our project. Our School-based Universal Prevention Program targets the improvement of interpersonal relationships, emotion regulation, and interoception to prevent NSSI behavior and enhance the mental health of adolescents.

Group Therapy Intervention for Adolescents with Non-suicidal Self-injury

Our research focuses on evaluating a new group intervention for adolescents with non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) and improving the availability of NSSI group interventions. We aim to address the growing issue of NSSI among adolescents and provide effective support.

Developing School Prevention and Intervention Programs Gatekeeper

This pioneering program, the first of its kind in China, includes digital-delivered components tailored for both primary and secondary school instructors.

The Life Gatekeeper program aims to enhance teachers' literacy, beliefs, skills, willingness to intervene, and perceived competence in dealing with students at risk of suicide.

bottom of page