Monthly Archives: April 2014

AAS Announces New Executive Director

The American Association of Suicidology is pleased to announce their next Executive Director, Michelle Cornette, Ph.D.

Dr. Cornette’s longtime professional focus has been the study and prevention of suicide. Her professional history in suicide prevention includes roles as administrator, researcher, clinician, educator, and survivor of suicide loss. Dr. Cornette comes to us from the Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP), Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, where she serves as Military Suicide Subject Matter Expert. In her work for the CDP, she developed a 2-day workshop for military mental health providers on empirically-supported approaches to suicide prevention. The workshop,

AAS Announces New Division

AAS is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors unanimously approved the creation of a new division to represent people with lived experience and suicide attempt survivors and the people who love and care about them. This is a pivotal time in our association as we embrace people who have lived with the experience of suicide. Now that AAS has a 6th division, our bylaws state:
The members of the Association elect each division Director who will serve as a member of the Board of Directors for a 3 year term. The Director of each division is responsible for representing the voice of his/her particular division on the Board of Directors.