University of Rochester Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide
(UR/CSPS) is dedicated to reducing mortality and morbidity from suicide
and attempted suicide
- Creating systematic processes for fostering and initiating
collaborative, multidisciplinary suicide research and prevention programs.
- Conducting research aimed at understanding the fundamental
psychiatric, psychological, social, cultural, and medical factors that
contribute to suicide and attempted suicide.
- Fostering the development of programs to prevent suicide
and attempted suicide, and to promote rigorous methods of evaluating
- Establishing a national and international resource
for research methodology development and program evaluation.
- Establishing comprehensive programs of education, training,
and information dissemination devoted to suicide research and prevention,
in collaboration with national organizations. (Such activities are embodied
in our NIMH Institutional NRSA programs, and our NIMH R13 "Scientific
Consensus Process" through which the UR/CSPS will serve as a catalytic
- Catalyzing and facilitating the development of local,
regional, state, and federal policies relating to suicide prevention
research and services, mindful of current and future gaps in knowledge
at the pre-invention, preventative intervention, and preventive services