Clinicians and Other Care Providers

The Prioritized Research Agenda supports the work of clinicians and care providers in this field to create a culture that no longer sees suicide as an unavoidable outcome, and to further improve risk identification, treatment, and prevention approaches to suicide reduction. It is important to note that this Prioritized Research Agenda includes research relevant to the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s Clinical Care and Intervention Task Force document titled Suicide Care in Systems Framework.

Why is this Prioritized Research Agenda important?

  • In spite of continued public and private investment in research over the past decade, there is no evidence of an overall decrease in suicide deaths or attempts in the United States.
  • This is the first time in the United States that suicide research has been prioritized to have the biggest impact on the rates of suicide attempts and deaths.
  • Will help focus the funding for suicide research to those areas that show the most promise.

How can I use this Prioritized Research Agenda?

  • Seek training approaches that have been informed by research.
  • Seek to implement evidence-based practice in your setting.
  • Where possible, support the research infrastructure objectives outlined in the Prioritized Research Agenda.