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Learn about suicide prevention research

Thanks to our donors, we are the largest private funder of suicide prevention research

Leading the way in suicide prevention research

Much of what is known about suicide comes from AFSP-funded studies. Our studies open new areas of inquiry and help set the national research agenda.

What we've learned through research

Discover the top findings from suicide research

Learning more about suicide

Suicide research videos

The more we learn about suicide, the more lives we can save. The videos below feature some of the world’s leading suicide prevention researchers. We encourage you to watch, download, share on social media, and help spread the word that through research, we can #StopSuicide.

Publications from our research

The following are publications that acknowledge the support of AFSP's research grants divided by year of publication.

Learn the latest statistics on suicide

Research grant information

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention research grants support studies that will increase our understanding of suicide or test treatments and other interventions that save lives.

Apply for or manage your research grant

Apply for or manage a suicide prevention grant from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Research funding opportunities and resources

Find resources for those who apply for and receive grants in suicide research from AFSP and the larger research community.

AFSP is measuring what the public thinks of suicide prevention

We conduct national polling to understand perceptions of suicide prevention to transform our nation's narrative about this important health issue.

Research trainings and roundtables

Video presentation trainings and other topics of interest to the suicide research community.

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AFSP Research Award Recipients

Each year, AFSP recognizes the contributions of researchers to the field of suicide prevention.

Research Connection Newsletters

Read about AFSP-funded research studies to learn more about innovative ways to prevent suicide.