Year: 2023 Source: Crisis. (2014), 35(2), 69–73. DOI: 10.1027/0227-5910/a000240 SIEC No: 20231178
At the American Association of Suicidology’s (AAS) 46th Annual Conference in Austin, Texas (, participants were challenged to  address why there has not been more progress in reducing the rates of completed suicides (Berman, 2013). A draft of recommendations from the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s Research  Prioritization Task Force was presented at the meeting and subsequently published in this journal (National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention [NAASP], 2013a, 2013b).The purpose of this commentary is to  address this challenge by emphasizing the importance of employing a disease etiology strategy that integrates molecular data with clinical data, environmental data, and health outcomes in a dynamic, iterative fashion.