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Beijing Suicide Research and Prevention Center

Beijing Suicide Research and Prevention Center

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Beijing Suicide Research and Prevention Center was established on December 3rd, 2002. It is affiliated to the Beijing Hui Long Guan Hospital of Beijing Municipal Health Bureau, and its predecessor is the Psychiatric Epidemiology Lab of Beijing Hui Long Guan Hospital. Our center integrates research, education, training and clinical service for suicide prevention as a whole. The main objectives of the center include research and intervention on the suicide prevention in China. Beijing Suicide Research and Prevention Center has been designated as the World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Research and Training in Suicide Prevention since May 2007. The main duty is to coordinate research, teaching, and training on suicide prevention and intervention in the Asia Pacific region.

In the past decade since the center has been established, we have applied for and undertaken many international and national research projects, developed suicide prevention research methodology and research tools with Chinese characteristics, and carried out multiple training programs for research and suicide prevention.

Our center’s specific goals are:

  • Raising public awareness on the importance of suicide prevention;
  • Conducting scientific research and establishing effective strategies for suicide prevention;
  • Promoting and publicizing the suicide prevention strategies;
  • Propagating and setting up regional and national suicide prevention programs and evaluating them;
  • Coordinating and promoting the government and non-governmental organizations to implement practical and effective suicide prevention programs; 
  • Training psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, mental health service administrators and researchers; and
  • Reducing the suicide rates in China and relieving the enormous economic and social burden brought by suicide on families and countries.

In consideration of our center’s growing impact nationally and internationally, Beijing Suicide Research and Prevention Center of Beijing Hui Long Guan Hospital has been designated as the World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Research and Training in Suicide Prevention since May 2007, and the ceremony was held on March 6th, 2009. Our center’s 24-hour free-of-charge psychological crisis intervention hotline was approved by the Beijing Municipal Health Bureau as “Beijing Psychological Aids Hotline” in May 2010.