The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, convened, for the first time, a national task force, of community leaders who have been suicidal to develop and issue a report with sweeping recommendations for how suicide attempt survivors ought to be treated. This group of individuals from around the country, diverse in age, ethnicity, employment and region met for nearly two years to look at suicide prevention in a whole new way.
The Way Forward: Pathways to hope, recovery, and wellness with insights from lived experience (The Way Forward), published in summer 2014, puts people who have been suicidal front and center in the national conversation about mental health and frames suicide attempt survivors as essential partners. How can you help? Below is a quick guide.
This short video compilation, created by the suicide attempt survivor community, highlights some of the key changes needed:
Do you want to help, but do not have time to read the whole report? Check out these highlights:
Do you have a question about The Way Forward? Read the Q & A about this report.
The Action Alliance is supported by grants (1 U79SM062297) from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). No official endorsement by SAMHSA or DHHS for the information on this website is intended or should be inferred.
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