Researchers

Suicide attempt survivors need researchers who are assertive about recognizing and addressing the gaps in evidence and data around suicide attempts, suicidal thinking, effective supports for people who have been suicidal, and repercussions against people who have been suicidal.

Suicide attempt survivors need researchers who can speak openly about their own experience with suicidal thinking and how it informs their work. It will help break down the stigma that remains in the field.

Suicide attempt survivors need research that pilots and evaluates treatments and supports for people who are or have been suicidal. Suicide attempt survivors need research on the economic and workplace impacts of suicide attempts. Suicide attempt survivors need research that for the first time puts an accurate number on suicide attempts in the U.S.

Suicide attempt survivors need research that measures the effects that repercussions in education, career and insurance --and the fear of those repercussions--have on people who are or have been suicidal.

Suicide attempt survivors need people who have been suicidal to have more of a say in suicide prevention research prioritization and funding.

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