American Association of Suicidology

Contact details for American Association of Suicidology

Logo of the American Association of Suicidology

Name: American Association of Suicidology
  (AAS)
Address: 5221 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
  Washington 20015
  United States
Telephone: 202 237 2280
Fax: 202 237 2282
Website: www.suicidology.org

About American Association of Suicidology - AAS

The American Association of Suicidology (AAS) was founded in 1968 by Edwin S. Shneidman. The aim of the association is to understand and prevent suicide.

A not-for-profit organization, aims of the American Association of Suicidology include:

  • Encouraging - application and development of strategies which reduce incidence and prevalence rates of suicidal behaviors.
  • Promoting - research and training in suicidology
  • Compiling, Developing, Evaluating, Disseminating - accurate information about suicide behaviors to the public.
  • Fostering - the highest quality of suicide prevention intervention and postvention support to the public
  • Publicizing - information on official American Association of Suicidology positions on issues of public policy relating to suicide
  • Advancing - the field of suicidology as a science. Work includes developing, disseminating and encouraging academic work in suicidology

The American Association of Suicidology has a wide membership base which includes:

  • mental health and public health professionals
  • researchers
  • suicide prevention and crisis intervention centers
  • school districts
  • crisis center volunteers
  • survivors of suicide

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