Department of Psychiatry
Penn Behavioral Health

Center for the Prevention of Suicide

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Suicide Research

Approximately 32,000 individuals die by suicide each year in the United States. According to the Center for Disease Control, suicide is a leading cause of death for various sectors of the population. The study and further refinement of treatments to prevent suicide is crucial to reducing its global burden, as well its impact on the resources of mental health facilities within the United States.

Directed by Dr. Gregory K. Brown, the Center for the Prevention of Suicide at the Aaron T. Beck Psychopathology Research Center was founded to develop empirically supported treatments to prevent suicide in high-risk populations. Current research focuses on identifying risk and protective factors surrounding suicide and evaluating the efficacy and effectiveness of psychosocial interventions such as Cognitive Therapy for Suicide Prevention and Safety Planning.

For more information, please visit the Aaron T. Beck Psychopathology Research Center.






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NRSA Postdoctoral Fellowship with Dr. Aaron T. Beck. Click here for information.