NSSF's research strategy
One of the most important tasks at the National Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention (NSSF) is to conduct research. NSSF has the following research goals.
- To acquire new and high quality knowledge about suicidal behavior with and without fatal outcome, as well as about factors, circumstances, and/or conditions that can lead to high risk for these kinds of behaviors.
- To acquire new knowledge about the occurrence, causes, and risk factors of suicidal behavior in different parts of the population from different geographic regions over time.
- To acquire new knowledge about the occurrence and risk factors of suicidal behavior within clinical populations, and about factors related to the suicidal person’s closest family, friends, and helpers that influence the clinical course after suicidal behavior.
- To acquire new knowledge about the effects of interventions that have been implemented within various areas of the suicide prevention field.