To uncover patterns of acute, dynamic interactions between cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and biological systems that may facilitate the development of suicidal thoughts and subsequent progression into self-injury and lethal suicidal behavior.
To apply scientific findings to optimize risk detection, prevention, and intervention for self-injury and suicide in clinical practice.
Generate innovative research questions, instruments, and projects that will contribute to existing research on suicide risk prediction and suicide prevention.
Integrate a diverse range of measurement instruments such as self-report questionnaires, interviews, behavioral tasks, and psychophysiology into research projects.
Develop and refine existing clinical instruments and processes used in suicide risk assessments, prevention, and intervention using research findings and disseminate information to the community.
US SUICIDE STATISTICS
ON AVERAGE THERE ARE
123 SUICIDE DEATHS PER DAY
FOR EVERY DEATH BY SUICIDE
THERE ARE 25 SUICIDE ATTEMPTS
THE #2 LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH
between the ages 10-34
THE #10 LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH
across all ages.
Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2018