Suicide Prevention Research

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There is every reason to expect that a national consensus to declare war on suicide—and to fund research and prevention at a level commensurate with the severity of the problem—will be successful, and will lead to highly significant discoveries, as have the wars on cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, and AIDS. –Institute of Medicine, Reducing Suicide: A National Imperative, 2002

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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.