But what does that research look like? Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States.
"It is so important because we need additional funding", Tammy Lundy said, who lost her daughter to suicide eight years ago.
Two well-loved celebrities died by suicide last week, according to news reports.
Yes, mental illness does have something to do with some suicides, but the CDC reported that in the 27 states that use the National Violent Death Reporting System, 54 percent of suicides were among people with no known mental health condition.
Public affairs manager Toni Giugliano said: "There should be a concerted effort to support family members in the aftermath of a suicide, as well as first responders, who are often close relatives or friends of the deceased".
"A lot of people who have depression and anxiety experience physical symptoms", she said. Suicide shouldn't be used as a political pawn, nor recast to fit an agenda or conspiracy theory (as both Spade's and Bourdain's deaths have been).
There's hope here - in IN and CT, laws that allow firearms to be taken away temporarily from people in crisis cut down the number of suicides by firearm.
Clemson's Tigers Together to Stop Suicide, started in the fall of 2014, implemented a range of policy and programmatic initiatives.
Suicide rates in the USA have increased by more than 25% since 1999. What factors put someone at risk for suicide, and how can we reverse the trend? Screening for risk factors and warning signs has recently been implemented in Student Health Services' Redfern primary care clinic. The per capita suicide rates in Vermont and New Hampshire place them in the top fifth in the country. This includes viral social media challenges that encourage users to engage in unsafe self-harming behavior. "Being bipolar is another example, people just become so manic or so depressed that they will eventually have suicidal thoughts", said McNeil.
The suicide rate among young teen girls is now almost triple what it was in 2000.
Though these particular deaths dominated the news for a few days, they are perhaps, a step towards a bigger conversation about what you can do to help those in your life who may be suffering.
Drugs and guns are two areas in which Zinzow and Thompson are not now working, but they see a desperate need for research to understand their roles in suicide.
Researchers have also been exploring the extent to which "suicidal contagion", - the phenomeon in which a publicized suicide serves as a trigger for the more suicidal crises from susceptible or suggestible persons - is a factor following celebrity deaths.
"If you can just get someone beyond that impulse, an hour or even a minute later they might not be suicidal", Thompson said. It's easier to overdose on opioids than on other substances because they are more potent and they work very quickly, narrowing the window of opportunity to receive care.
"I wish there would have been more help available for my son", she said.
MHF said that a national body would help to address the root causes of suicide and provide tailored support to loved ones of those who take their own lives.