Reducing Annual Suicide Rate

PRESS RELEASE (1/31): National public and private partners join efforts to reduce the annual suicide rate 20 percent by 2025 -- saving tens of thousands of lives in the U.S. Take a look at the recent announcement. 

White House Report

New report, Making Health Care Better, addresses suicide prevention and the importance of public sector support. 

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CDC Data

The Centers for Disease Control recently released mortality data. The Action Alliance released a joint statement in response to the findings, which showed suicide remains 10th leading cause of death. 

Action Alliance Members Participate in White House Making Health Care Better Series

Watch the recording of the White House Making Health Care Better Series from September 29th, 2016.

National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention

  • Suicide is a serious and preventable public health problem.

    Suicide takes life without regard to age, income, education, social standing, race, or gender. Overall, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death for all Americans, the 2nd leading cause of death for adults ages 25-34, and the 3rd leading cause of death for youth ages 15-24. The legacy of suicide continues long after the death, impacting bereaved loved ones and communities.

    Fortunately, there is strong evidence that a comprehensive public health approach is effective in reducing suicide rates. In fact, suicide rates have been declining among both American youth and elders for well over a decade, two groups on which the nation has focused most. There are other population groups, though, for which the death toll is rising.

  • The time to change these statistics is now.

    As our nation pulls together and focuses on our individual and collective roles in suicide prevention, we can develop effective strategies to prevent suicide and its devastating aftermath. Everyone has a role to play. A public health approach considers long-term prevention strategies, as well as crisis responses. It leverages large systems changes and targets specific vulnerable populations who are at higher risk.

    The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) will ensure a sustained, nationwide public health effort, as it implements the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention, to accomplish the ultimate goal of eliminating the tragic experience of suicide.

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