5 Grants to Support National Suicide Prevention & Awareness Month #FundingFriday

“Suicide is a serious public health problem that causes immeasurable pain, suffering, and loss to individuals, families, and communities nationwide” (Suicide Prevention, SAMHSA.gov). With nearly 40,000 people in the U.S. who die annually from suicide, it takes a collective effort of community members, professionals, families, and institutions to help prevent suicide.

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Here are federal grant opportunities from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA) that support this important work.

Products to Support Applied Research Towards Zero Suicide Healthcare Systems (R43/R44 Clinical Trial Optional)

Agency: HHS, NIH

Close Date: April 5, 2019

Purpose: To advance the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s Zero Suicide goal of preventing suicide events (attempts, deaths) among individuals receiving treatment within health care systems. Zero Suicide is a commitment to the prevention of suicide among individuals served by health care systems and is also a specific set of health care strategies and tools intended to eliminate suicide events.


Pilot Studies to Detect and Prevent Suicide Behavior, Ideation and Self-Harm in Youth in Contact with the Juvenile Justice System (R34 Clinical Trial Required)

Agency: HHS, NIH

Close Date: September 7, 2019

Purpose: To test the effectiveness of combined strategies to both detect and intervene to reduce the risk of suicide behavior, suicide ideation, and non-suicidal self-harm (NSSI) by youth in contact with the juvenile justice system. Opportunities for detection and prevention start at early points of contact (e.g., police interaction, the intake interview) and continue through many juvenile justice settings (e.g., pre-trial detention, juvenile or family court activities, court disposition, placement and on-going care in either residential or multiple community settings.)


Flex Rural Veterans Health Access Program [Forecasted Opportunity]

Agency: HHS, HRSA

Estimated Close Date: February 4, 2019

Purpose: To increase the delivery of mental health services or other health care services for veterans living in rural areas through the use of health information technology. Grant funds can be used for two primary focus areas:

(1) Telehealth Networks (RVHAP-TH): providing clinical services to rural veterans from more distant clinicians including both direct interactive tele-consultations and store-and-forward applications of telehealth service.

(2) Health Information Exchange Networks (RVHAP-HIE): activities to support the transfer of clinical information for veterans in rural areas to other providers both within VA and its electronic health record system and private providers who are involved in their care with the goal of improving care coordination for the rural veteran.


Psychological Health/ Traumatic Brain Injury, Complex Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation Research, Clinical Trial Development Award


Close Date: December 17, 2018

Purpose: To support the development of clinical trials focused on TBI rehabilitation interventions in the FY18 PH/TBIRP CTRR-CTDA focus areas described in II.A.1. Development of clinical trials focusing on rehabilitation strategies in patients with mild TBI is highly encouraged. The proposed research must be relevant to active duty Service members, Veterans, and their beneficiaries. It is expected that any research findings will also provide benefit to the general population.


Psychological Health/Traumatic Brain Injury, Long-Term Impact of Military-Relevant Brain Injury Consortium (LIMBIC) Award


Close Date: January 7, 2019

Purpose: To improve our understanding of the impact of mild TBI (mTBI)/concussion on Service members and Veterans. The FY18 PH/TBIRP LIMBIC Award will support a Consortium conducting a single large longitudinal study and associated sub-studies within the scope of the funding opportunity. The knowledge gained through the proposed studies will be used to inform TBI pathways of care and illuminate specific target areas to improve acute TBI care and subsequent support systems for chronic care following mTBI.

One thought on “5 Grants to Support National Suicide Prevention & Awareness Month #FundingFriday

  1. I’m happy to see that there are grants to fight suicide. I once knew a man that committed suicide and it wasn’t a pretty situation at all.


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