National Suicide Prevention Month & Week

In Suicide Prevention Month and during National Suicide Prevention Week, our partners are coming together September 11-16 to spread the word that everyone can take steps to prevent suicide. Join us! #NSPW

You're Invited to a Town Hall Event

The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention and EDC are co-hosting a town hall, From Pain to Promise: Addressing Opioids & Suicide in Communities across America on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 from 3:00-5:30 p.m. in Washington, D.C. Join us by registering today! 
 

Messaging Webinar

On July 13th, the Action Alliance hosted a webinar: Developing Successful and Positive Suicide Prevention Messaging - Planning Ahead for Suicide Prevention Month. As you plan ahead for September, listen to a recording of the webinar that provides an overview of our Framework for Successful Messaging -- a free online resource that provides guidance and resources for messages disseminated to the public by suicide prevention messengers. 

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.

WEBINAR - Faith.Hope.Life: The Role of Faith Communities in Suicide Prevention

Faith communities of all traditions have an important part to play in fostering mental health and helping prevent suicide. Check out our Faith Task Force-hosted webinar: Faith.Hope.Life: The Role of Faith Communities in Suicide Prevention.

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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