Dr. Kevin Meehan, Associate Professor of Psychology on the Brooklyn campus, is part of a joint team of researchers who received a R21 Research Grant Award from the National Institute of Mental Health. Meehan and the team are utilizing smartphone technology to study whether or not disrupted sleep leads to higher instances of suicidal thoughts and impulses. The project represents the first of its kind to focus on sleep disruption, interpersonal relationships and suicidal thoughts as experienced in the moment by patients with chronic and severe mental illness.