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


When publicly communicating about suicide, it’s important to:

  • highlight the solutions—rather than the problems;
  • reinforce suicide is preventable;
  • make sure data – if used—are strategic, safe and prevention-focused; and
  • emphasize the role the public has in being there for others who are struggling or in crisis.

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.

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.

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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