Comprehensive Blueprint for Workplace Suicide Prevention

Leadership in Workplace Suicide Prevention

Business leaders can be “visible, vocal and visionary” in directing suicide prevention efforts. We have seen through many examples (e.g., U.S. Air Force, first responder communities, colleges and universities) that when there is genuine top-down support for mental health promotion and suicide prevention, the community is much more likely to embrace change. This section highlights several examples of this type of leadership demonstrated by companies and military establishments that are at the forefront of suicide prevention.

Name of Organization or Program

Website

Type of Organization

Services

Format (print, webinar, blog, etc.)

Cost

Air Force Suicide Prevention Program

www.af.mil/suicideprevention.asp

Government

List resources available through website, provides suicide prevention teaching products, resources for those appointed their base's Suicide Prevention Program Manager

Website

No cost to view information

Commander Toolkit Army

www.armyg1.army.mil/hr/suicide/commandertoolkit.asp

Government

Commander Toolkit

Toolkit (printed)

Free

National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention

actionallianceforsuicideprevention.org/

Public-Private Partnership

National leaders coordinating efforts to support the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention

Website portal to additional resources

Free

Real Warriors (training for leaders)

www.realwarriors.net/active/leaders/suicideprevention.php

Government

Suicide prevention training for “line leaders.” Additional resources for other military branches

Information on website

Free

Working Minds

workingminds.org/leadership.html

501(c)(3)

Videotaped testimonials of business leader and former NFL player

Website

Free

Workplace Task Force of National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention

actionallianceforsuicideprevention.org/task-force/workplace

Public-private partnership

Testimonial videos of fortune 500 CEOs who are making suicide prevention a priority

Information on website

Free

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