Nicolas Oakey-Frost

Institution: Louisiana State University, United States.

Supervisory team: Dr. Raymond Tucker.

Position: PhD student.

Current research and research interests: I am interested in understanding the phenomenology of suicidal thoughts and behaviours, primarily through the lens of resiliency and ecological precipitants. I am additionally interested in the various theoretical explanations of suicide phenomenology and am primarily a proponent of the Fluid Vulnerability Theory of Suicide. My primary population of interest is military service members and veterans with a secondary interest in PTSD and anxiety spectrum disorders.

Recent Publications:

  • Trachik, B., Oakey-Frost, N., Ganulin, M., Adler, A. B. Dretsch, M., Cabrera, O., & Tucker, R. P., (in press). Military suicide prevention: the importance of leadership behaviors as an upstream suicide prevention target. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior.
  • Oakey-Frost, D. N., Tucker, R. P., Buckner, J. D. (2019). Ethnic Identity and Suicide Risk among Hispanic/Latinx Young Adults: The Impact of Perceived Burdensomeness and Thwarted Belongingness. Archives of Suicide Research.
  • Bryan, C.J., Oakey, D.N., Harris, J. A. (2018). Reasons for Living Among U.S. Army Personnel Thinking About Suicide. Cognitive Therapy and Research.
  • Bryan, C. J., Butner, J., May, A. M., Rugo, K. F., Harris, J. A., Oakey, D. N., Rozek, D. C., & Bryan, A. O. (2019). The fluid vulnerability theoryand nonlinear change processes in suicide risk: a dynamical systems perspective of the transition from suicidal ideation to action. New Ideas in Psychology

Can help with: I’m generally always open to talking things through or being a person to listen. More specifically I can help with writing, editing, and general research activities. I would love to collaborate with others in the group. And, I can’t stress this enough: I love writing. You heard that right. I love writing.

What’s essential to your well-being? Outside of work, my family. I have a great partner Ruth Anne and a little boy name Reuben. I’ve also been playing guitar for nearly twenty years now and enjoy that very much. I love hiking and am starting to become and even more avid climber.

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