Dr Michelle Tye (Torok) is currently an NHMRC Early Career Fellow working at the Black Dog Institute across a number of suicide prevention projects. She is currently the Deputy Director of Research for LifeSpan, which is a novel, large-scale integrated, multilevel community-based intervention for suicide prevention. She is also the Principal Investigator on an Australian first feasibility trial of the Good Behaviour Game, which is a primary school prevention program to protect against longer term suicide and mental health outcomes, as well as the ‘Pathways to Safety’ project, which focuses on developing a smartphone app to help young people manage suicidal thoughts. Her key research areas include suicide prevention, early childhood mental health, and addiction. She is particularly interested in developmental psychopathology and offsetting the mental health disease burden before it becomes established.
Black Dog Institute research projects
An innovative, evidence-based, world-class approach to suicide prevention currently being trialed.
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Testing the feasibility and acceptability of the 10-week universal prevention programme, The Good Behaviour Game, delivered by teachers during usual class lessons.
Testing the effectiveness of digital interventions in reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression in young people.
A smartphone app designed for young Australians to manage their suicidal thoughts