Objectives: To reduce suicide and self-harm in the population and to contribute to provide better quality of life for all those affected by suicidal behavior
The National Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention has three main fields of work all meant to support the suicide-preventive work in Norway: research, dissemination of knowledge, and counselling.
NSSF runs, initiates, and supervises research projects all over the country. Important tasks also include disseminating research-based information through education and information activities, and giving advice to professional groups working on clinical and preventive Projects.
In addition to NSSF, each of the five Norwegian health regions has a regional resource center (RVTS). The Norwegian Board of Health published the first national suicidal prevention strategy in 1995. This strategy has since been revised and updated several times.