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Suicidology is a wide and interdisciplinary field ranging from philosophy, literature and religion to social sciences, genetics and psychiatry. The WPA Section on Suicidology was established on the eve of the third millennium. It aims at bringing together different perspectives on suicide and suicidal behaviours, so promoting a better understanding of these behaviours and encouraging the implementation of effective prevention strategies.


The Section counts 29 members from 18 countries and actively participates in WPA regional and international conferences. Furthermore, the Section sponsored other conferences such as the First Latin-American International Meeting for Suicide Prevention (Montevideo, Uruguay, 2004), the Roman Forum on Suicide (Rome, Italy, 2015 and 2017) and the 1st international conference “Promoting the mental health and wellbeing of children and adolescents” (Almaty, Kazakhstan, 2018).

Section Officers



Vladimir Carli (Sweden)

National Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention of Mental Ill-Health, 
Karolinska Institutet,  Stockholm,  Sweden 
Phone: 46 70 7533524



Vsevolod Rozanov (Russia Federation)

St. Petersburg State University, V.M.Bekhterev National Medical Research Center for Psychiatry and Neurology, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation


Phone: 007 812 324 25 74



Sára Sütöri (Sweden)

National Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention of Mental Ill-Health (NASP), Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden


>> Please click here to see the Section Members list​​

Recommended Reading

>> Please click here for the Section's recommended reading list

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