Suicide prevention research
We support strategic investments in suicide prevention, education, and research to help lower the rate of suicide.
About the issue
Suicide prevention research has been underfunded by the federal government for a number of years. As the largest private funder of suicide prevention research, AFSP is aware of the positive solutions that research can yield. In order to prevent suicide, a concerted effort and investment in suicide prevention research must be made.
Where we stand
AFSP supports strategic investments in suicide prevention, education, and research as a means of achieving the kinds of reductions in mortality that have resulted from strategic investments in other major public health concerns. AFSP urges Congress to join us in our bold goal to reduce the national rate of suicide 20 percent by the year 2025 through investment in suicide prevention research within the National Institute of Mental Health.
- AFSP's Research Connection
- AFSP Research Videos
- National Institutes of Health the Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools (RePORT)- Estimates of Funding for Various Research, Condition, and Disease Categories.
- A Prioritized Research Agenda for Suicide Prevention: An Action Plan to Save Lives was published in 2014 by the Research Prioritization Task Force within the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention.