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Education University of Groningen Summer Schools

Understanding and Preventing Youth Suicide and Suicidal Behavior

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In several western countries, youths’ mental health has decreased, and their suicide rate has risen over the past decade. The loss of young people brings lifelong sorrow to their families and is a major concern for schools, peer groups, youth care, and public health.

Throughout this summer school, we will take a dive into this field of youth suicide prevention, to better understand this tragedy in relation to challenges in the period of adolescence and young adulthood, as well as adequate interventions for young people.

We accomplish this through lectures and interactive workshops from experts on a broad arrangement of research disciplines. Furthermore, several brainstorming sessions are planned through the week for students to form your own zero suicide plan. You will have a chance to present this plan to your peers at the end of the summer school.

The summer school is a unique collaboration between Crisis Helpline 113 Suicide Prevention the Netherlands and the University of Groningen.

The summer school invites students and researchers from the Social Sciences, Humanities, Medical Sciences, and Computer Science to participate. Ultimately, a young generation will be inspired to collaborate in exploring new fruitful directions of decreasing the burden of suicidality among youth

Practical information

25 - 30 June 2023

Please note that we use two different locations, Groningen and Amsterdam.

MA and PhD students, researchers

Information will follow. 

Academic coordinator

Dr. Diana van Bergen, Faculty of Behavioral and Social Sciences


Dr. Diana van Bergen




Learning outcomes


Course schedule




Application procedure

To apply, kindly fill out the online application form. Please note you will be asked to upload the following documents:

  • CV of one page
  • Letter of motivation of maximum of 300 words

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.

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