PAUSE (People Addressing and Understanding Suicide Experiences) is founded on a growing awareness that the current state of suicide prevention science has been inadequate in addressing and understanding the complexity of suicide and has not served the needs of large segments of our population with lived experience who have historically felt disenfranchised and invalidated.  We humbly aspire to build a large, global community that welcomes each and every one who has been impacted by suicide and/or is passionate about making life worth living for all.