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Participants needed for study of suicidal thinking

Dr. Jonathan Stange at The University of Illinois at Chicago is recruiting men and women between the ages of 18-30 for a study entitled The Proximal Affect Regulation and Cognition Study (PARCS) (IRB #2019-0327).

You may be eligible to participate if you:

  • Are 18-30 years old
  • Have experienced a period of depression
  • Have experienced thoughts about suicide or wished you were dead within the past month

PARCS is a purely observational study not involving any therapy or investigational drugs. Participation in the study involves:

  • A clinical interview
  • Completing questionnaires on a computer
  • For 9 days, answering surveys on your cell phone while wearing an athletic shirt under your clothing to measure your heart rate and breathing, and wearing a wrist watch to measure your sleep
  • Watching videos and answering questions while your heart rate and breathing are measured
  • An interview by phone 3 months after starting the study.

The three in-person visits take place on UIC’s west campus. Participants will be compensated up to $220 for their time.
If you are interested in participating or learning more about the study, follow the link below and take our confidential survey.

For more information, please contact us at or call (312) 355-1400.

Please note -- your responses will not be immediately transmitted to the study coordinators and may not be reviewed immediately. If you are in danger of harming yourself, it is essential that you call 911 in an emergency, go to the nearest emergency room, or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

UIC IRB #2019-0327


  • Expiration Date:Sunday, April 12, 2020

Principal Investigator(s)

Jonathan P. Stange PhD

  • Assistant Professor
  • Director, Cognition and Affect Regulation (CAR) Lab
  • Department of Psychiatry
  • University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine

(312) 355-1106

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