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The mission of the SRF is to help in the search for causes, treatments, and understanding of the devastating disease of schizophrenia. Our goal is to foster collaboration among researchers by providing an international online forum where ideas, research news, and data can be presented and discussed. The website is intended to bring together scientists working specifically on schizophrenia, scientists researching related diseases, and basic scientists whose work can shed light on these diseases. In this way, we hope that the Schizophrenia Research Forum will be a catalyst for creative thinking in the quest to understand a deeply complex disease.
It is our goal to create and maintain up-to-date content of the highest quality. The website is free of charge to users, independent of industry sponsorship, and open to the public. Though geared toward researchers, we welcome other visitorsâ€”people with mental illnesses, families, the media, and others who need accurate information on research into schizophrenia. We do, however, require that users who wish to post comments and other materials be registered members. All such materials are subject to approval by the editorial team. As a “forum,” we encourage participation and welcome feedback from the community.
The goal of the American Association of Suicidology (AAS) is to understand and prevent suicide.
We accomplish this mission by directing efforts to:
Advance Suicidology as a science; encouraging, developing and disseminating scholarly work in suicidology.
Encourage the development and application of strategies that reduce the incidence and prevalence of suicidal behaviors.
Compile, develop, evaluate and disseminate accurate information about suicidal behaviors to the public.
Foster the highest possible quality of suicide prevention, intervention and postvention to the public.
Publicize official AAS positions on issues of public policy relating to suicide.
Promote research and training in suicidology.
Founded in 1968 by Edwin S. Shneidman, Ph.D., AAS promotes research, public awareness programs, public education and training for professionals and volunteers. In addition, AAS serves as a national clearinghouse for information on suicide.
The membership of AAS includes mental health and public health professionals, researchers, suicide prevention and crisis intervention centers, school districts, crisis center volunteers, survivors of suicide and a variety of lay persons who have an interest in suicide prevention.
AAS, a not-for-profit organization, encourages and welcomes both individual and organizational members.
Positive Psychology Digest:Â Positive Psychology Digest is usually referred to as â€œThe science of well-being and optimal functioning.â€ This category is a mixture of the theory and applications to come from fields that fit under this broad umbrella.