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Title of Collaborative Activity:

National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (NAASP)

Description of Collaborative Activity:

The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (NAASP) is a public-private partnership for advancing the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. The mission of the NAASP is to champion suicide prevention as a national priority, to catalyze efforts to implement high priority objectives of the NAASP, and to cultivate the resources needed to sustain progress. The former NIMH Director was an ex officio member of the NAASP Executive Committee and served as Co-Chair of the NAASP Research Task Force. Additional NIMH staff members serve on task forces pertaining to LGBT Youth, Military and Veterans, Youth in Justice Settings, and American Indian/Alaska Natives. In 2014, NIMH staff contributed to and served as guest editors, authors, and co-authors of a journal supplement about suicide. In 2014, the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s Research Prioritization Task Force (RPTF) released the Nation’s first suicide research agenda: A Prioritized Research Agenda for Suicide Prevention: An Action Plan to Save Lives. The Research Agenda includes an overarching goal to advance suicide prevention research more rapidly, seeking ways to reduce suicide deaths and attempts by 20% in five years and by 40% or greater in ten years, if multiple actions, informed by research, were fully implemented. In 2015, the RPTF released the first portfolio analyses of suicide research funding in the U.S. by federal and private funders.

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