Research and Evaluation
We are often approached by researchers to collaborate on new research and evaluation projects. We appreciate opportunities to further our understanding of crisis lines and their effectiveness, in addition to other suicide-related topics.
If you are interested in working with the Lifeline and currently have a well-developed research proposal, please visit our Research and Evaluation Process page.
Resources and Publications
Suicide Risk Assessment Standards
The Return on Investment of Postdischarge Follow-Up Calls for Suicidal Ideation or Deliberate Self-Harm
Follow-up with Callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Evaluation of Callers’ Perceptions of Care
Helping Callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Who Are at Imminent Risk of Suicide: Evaluation of Caller Risk Profiles and Interventions Implemented
Third-party callers to the national suicide prevention lifeline: Seeking assistance on behalf of people at imminent risk of suicide
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline crisis chat interventions: Evaluation of chatters’ perceptions of effectiveness
Comparing Models of Helper Behavior to Actual Practice in Telephone Crisis Intervention: A Silent Monitoring Study of Calls to the U.S. 1–800-SUICIDE Network