The Preventing Suicide Network: Delivering online tailored resources to those who help others

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2006;122:1001.


Concerned over the growing epidemic of death by suicide in the United States, the National Institute of Mental Health of the U.S. National Institutes of Health funded Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) projects using innovative web-based approaches to provide resources to professionals and the general public about suicide prevention. The Preventing Suicide Network (PSN) was funded (SBIR Contract #N44MH22044) and developed over a three and a half year period (2001-2005) as part of this initiative. The PSN provides intermediaries (those who participate in activities to prevent suicide) with an online community dedicated to timely access to authoritative and problem-specific tailored information.

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Information Dissemination*
  • Internet*
  • National Institute of Mental Health (U.S.)
  • Suicide Prevention*
  • United States