Suicide Attempt Survivors Task Force

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.

Read the full report!

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:

Download slides and the audio recording from the September 2014 webinar about The Way Forward

Also view the slides and watch the recording of a related webinar, The Way Forward on Suicide Prevention, hosted by the National Council for Behavioral Healthcare in December 2014.

Do you have a question about The Way Forward? Read the Q & A about this report.

Learn more about the task force.