Request for Information: Suicide Prevention Research

A Call to Identify Key Methodological Roadblocks and Propose New Paradigms in Suicide Prevention Research

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), and National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) announce a newly released Request for Information (RFI): A Call to Identify Key Methodological Roadblocks and Propose New Paradigms in Suicide Prevention Research.

The RFI seeks input to identify the types of research tools needed to support rapid advancement in suicide prevention research. Specifically, this request asks interested parties to provide input on the following topics: a) the key methodological roadblocks that currently exist in suicide prevention research, and b) new paradigms and theoretical models with the potential to spark innovative research. A methodological roadblock is defined as a critical, unresolved challenge that is clearly limiting progress along an important suicide prevention research pathway. New research paradigms and theoretical models are novel ways of thinking about suicidal behavior and avenues for its prevention.

The full request is located at

Responses will be accepted through April 27, 2012.

All comments must be submitted electronically to You will receive an electronic confirmation acknowledging receipt of your response, but will not receive individualized feedback on any suggestions.

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