National Institutes of Health (NIH)
NIH aims to enhance health and lengthen life, and to reduce the burdens of illness and disability, through knowledge and research. Their web site offers grant and funding opportunities as well as information on a wide array of health topics. The homepage provides access to all 28 institutes of health, including the National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and National Institute of Drug Abuse.
The latest figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on completed suicides and self-inflicted injuries come from their Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS). WISQARS is an interactive, online database that provides statistics related to fatal and nonfatal injury, and is the most authoritative source of suicide-related data. Because it takes time to collect and ensure the accuracy of the data, the data found there may be from two to three years earlier.
The following peer-reviewed journals focus on suicide research. For additional journals and articles sharing information on suicide research, visit PubMed.
Archives of Suicide Research is the official journal of the International Academy of Suicide Research (IASR). Articles represent the breadth of suicide work in the scientific community, with original research from diverse disciplines including biology, psychiatry, psychology, and sociology.
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior has been published by the American Association of Suicidology for almost four decades. This journal keeps professionals informed about the latest research and approaches to life-threatening behaviors. The journal employs biological, statistical, psychological, and sociological approaches to explore a range of issues related to suicide including survivor research.
Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention publishes important articles on suicide and crisis intervention from around the world. Alsoincluded in the journal is potentially life-saving information for those involved in crisis intervention and suicide prevention, making it useful reading for clinicians, counselors, hotline workers, and crisis intervention centers.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Surgeon General and National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention. 2012 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention: Goals and Objectives for Action. Washington, DC: HHS, September 2012. http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/reports/national-strategy-suicide-prevention/full-report.pdf
National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention: Research Prioritization Task Force. (2014). A prioritized research agenda for suicide prevention: An action plan to save lives. Rockville, MD: National Institute of Mental Health and the Research Prioritization Task Force. http://actionallianceforsuicideprevention.org/sites/actionallianceforsuicideprevention.org/files/Agenda.pdf
National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention: Research Prioritization Task Force. (2015). U.S. National Suicide Prevention Research Efforts: 2008–2013 Portfolio Analyses. Rockville, MD: National Institute of Mental Health and the Research Prioritization Task Force. http://actionallianceforsuicideprevention.org/sites/actionallianceforsuicideprevention.org/files/PortfolioAnalyses.pdf