You may be surprised by what we’ve learned from suicide prevention research in the past 30 years. Thanks to research, we know that suicide is not due to a character flaw or weakness but rather the result of how the brain is functioning. We also know that certain treatments and medications can be helpful in managing suicidal urges. This is why research is so important.
We know way more now than we used to…and there is still much knowledge to be gained. Here is a Top Ten list of some of the most important things research has told us about how suicide can be prevented.