Existing research has identified associations between a variety of biological, psychosocial and environmental factors and elevated risk for suicide in different populations. These studies are usually quantitative and increase our understanding of the epidemiology of suicide. However, they are also limited in their capacity to explain how these factors operate to lead to suicidality. To expand on this knowledge and form a more complete picture, it is critical to directly study the perspectives of people with a lived experience of suicidal thoughts and behaviours. This rapid review aimed to investigate the following research questions: 1. What do people who have attempted suicide or been in a suicidal crisis report as the most significant contributing factors? 2. What were their experiences with health and non-health services (e.g., housing, employment) in the lead up to, during and following their suicide attempt or suicidal crisis? a. What services or which people were especially helpful or unhelpful with regard to the suicidal state that they experienced?