Edgar Pierce Professor of Psychology, and Director, Nock Lab, Harvard University
Recent Advances in the Understanding, Prediction, and Prevention of Suicidal Behavior
Suicide is a devastating and perplexing behavior and continues to be the second leading cause of death among those ages 15-34 years old. Fortunately, recent research has made significant advances in our understanding of suicide and our ability to predict and prevent it. This presentation will review what is currently known about why people try to kill themselves, how to identify those at risk for suicidal thoughts and behaviors, and what treatments are most effective at preventing these concerning outcomes.