New Public Perception Data Released

The Action Alliance, in collaboration with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and The Harris Poll, released national public perception data showing Americans overwhelmingly (94 percent) agree that suicide can be prevented, and most would take action to help someone close to them who was thinking about suicide. 

Media Session: Reporting on Suicide

Action Alliance and U.S. Department for Health and Human Services host media event about reporting on suicide and suicide prevention during National Suicide Prevention Week/Month.

Join Our #BeThere Effort

Join us in September (during 9/10-9/15) to educate the public about the role they play in being there for someone who is struggling or in crisis!

Developing and Delivering Effective Suicide Prevention Messaging: We All Play a Role!

Learn more about how to publicly message about suicide – especially about the role the public plays in preventing suicide – as you gear up for National Suicide Prevention Month/Week in September.

Watch - The Action Alliance's Promotional Video

Watch our video that provides a high-level overview of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) - the nation's public-private for suicide prevention.

New Report – Recommended Standard Care

Check out newly released recommended standard care aimed to help health systems better identify and support people who are at increased risk of suicide.

New Tools to Improve Community-based Suicide Prevention

The Action Alliance and several of its national and community partners jointly released two resources that synthesize current knowledge about community-based suicide prevention and emphasize the need for comprehensive efforts that combine multiple strategies that work together to prevent suicide.

On April 12, the Action Alliance hosted a webinar that provides an overview of the two new resources.

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.

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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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