Alexandr Kasal

Institution: National Institute of Mental Health, Klecany, Czech Republic; Social Psychiatry Research Program (Suicide and Suicide Prevention Research Group); Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

Supervisory team: PhDr Petr Winkler; Martin Nekola, PhD.

Position: Junior researcher; PhD student

Current research: I am interested in the effective suicide prevention interventions and their implementation in the real world. My PhD research is related to the implementation facilitators and barriers of suicide prevention interventions.

Research interests:

  • Epidemiology of Suicide
  • Implementation barriers and facilitators of the suicide prevention interventions
  • Railway suicide

Recent Publications:

  • KASAL, A., MACHŮ, V., FORMÁNEK, T., BRŮHA, L. Railway suicides in Czechia: Results from a geospatial analysis. 19th Congress EPA Section of Epidemiology and Social Psychiatry. Wien. 04.04.2018 – 07.04.2018. (winning poster, available online at:
  • KASAL, A., MLADÁ, K., WINKLER, P. Metodika prevence sebevražednosti – zpráva z projektu a jeho praktické implikace. Psychiatrie. 2018, 22(1), 5-14. ISSN 1211-7579. [In Czech]
  • ŠOULÁKOVÁ, B., KASAL, A., BUTZER, B., WINKLER, P. Meta-review on the effectiveness of classroom-based psychological interventions aimed at improving student mental health and well-being, and preventing mental illness. Journal of Primary Prevention. 2019, 40(3), 255-278. ISSN 0278-095X. DOI: 10.1007/s10935-019-00552-5

Can help with: I am open to discussion of any topic. More specifically I can help with engaging stakeholders and other policy-related stuff.

What’s essential to your well-being? Outside of work: my family, friends, music, highlining and other sports. In work: community lunches with colleagues, coffee breaks, and meaningful tasks with impact in real world.

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