NIH Funding for Research on Suicide Predictors and Prevention

NIH Funding for Research on Suicide Predictors and Prevention

In 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that there were more than 44,000 suicide deaths in the United States, which is two and half times the number of homicide deaths in the same year. The annual suicide rate in the United States has continued to climb over the past 16 years, and suicide is 1 of the 10 leading causes of death. This summer, the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) signed on to support an NIH funding opportunity announcement (FOA)—Addressing Suicide Research Gaps: Understanding Mortality Outcomes (R01)—that focuses on linking relevant data from health...

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