Drawn by a strong desire to understand and help people, Dr. E. David Klonsky is a clinical psychologist and an associate professor in the department of psychology. As director of the Personality, Emotion and Behaviour Lab (PEBL), his research focuses on understanding and preventing suicide and self-harm.
Ahead of UBC's Suicide Awareness Day in 2017, Dr. Klonsky explained his research on the psychology of suicidal behaviour. He aims to gain insights into suicide and to see how we can show support and help prevent suicide.
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