european psychiatric association

Online Course: Focus on Suicidal Behaviours


Coinciding with World Suicide Prevention Day 2021, the EPA is happy to participate by launching its fourth online course “Focus on Suicidal Behaviours“, led by Prof. Emilie Olié & Prof. Jorge López-Castromán.

Be part of the worldwide commitment and action to better understand suicidal behaviours and how to avert it with this EPA online course!

About the course

Through the lenses of more than 15 world’s leading experts in the field of suicidology, you will learn more about suicidal behaviour, its treatment and how to prevent it. The topics range from public health to the advances of neurobiology, clinical assessment, and optimal treatment.

  • Chapter 1: Why Do We Study Suicide?
  • Chapter 2: The Biology of Suicide
  • Chapter 3: Understanding Suicidality
  • Chapter 4: Special Populations
  • Chapter 5: Instruments
  • Chapter 6: Fighting Suicide?
Learning objectives

Throughout the lessons, you will visit the social, biological and psychological mechanisms that explain suicidal behaviours. You will examine the cases of those who are particularly exposed and will help you master the key elements in the assessment of suicidal risk.


Interested? Join us today!

Course in open access for all participants
This course is supported by an Unrestricted Educational Grant of Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson.

Interested in other topics? Have a look at our course catalogue!