Suicide Prevention Research

“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)

S. 2035 and H.R. 4075 the Suicide Prevention Research Innovation Act (SPRINT), provides funding to the National Institute of Mental Health to support suicide prevention and brain research including studies designed to reduce the risk of self-harm, suicide, and interpersonal violence, especially in rural communities with a shortage of mental health services.