Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States; among infants and children, ages 0-19, injuries and violence result in over 9 million emergency room visits a year. Worldwide, the toll of domestic violence and community violence continues from one generation to the next.
We work across international, national, state, and local boundaries to integrate evidence-based injury, suicide, and violence prevention into public health and health care systems. We gather and use data to inform policies, programs, and practices so that efforts are targeted to the populations and communities where needs are greatest and the greatest impact can be achieved.
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3 Things College Campuses Can Do to Prevent Suicide
EDC’s Bonnie Lipton offers three ways schools can provide mental health support to their students.
Addressing Veteran Suicide
Jerry Reed says that a public health approach is needed to prevent suicide among Veterans.
The Voice of Experience
Individuals with lived experience can bring an important perspective to suicide prevention efforts.
Talking to Teens about Suicide
Meaningful conversations about suicide and mental health can build connectedness and resilience. Here are some tips.
How Child Drowning Can Be Prevented
Drowning is the leading cause of death for U.S. children 1 to 4 years old. How can parents and caregivers avoid tragedy?
Can Your Smartphone be a Mental Health Tool?
Suicide prevention efforts are increasingly taking advantage of advances in technology.
This resource is designed to help suicide prevention programs in state, tribal, campus, and community settings build and strengthen connections with their substance abuse prevention and treatment counterparts.
An engaging conversation which combines the expertise of a clinician with the perspective of a police chief, this webinar recording provides guidance on Comprehensive Strategies for Preventing
This webinar recording, Preventing Law Enforcement Suicide: Strategies for Effective and Positive Messaging, produced by EDC, International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), and Bure
The revised National Strategy for Suicide Prevention emphasizes the role every American can play in protecting their friends, family members, and colleagues from suicide.
This resource guide, developed to help injury prevention and other public health practitioners, highlights current resources related to the introduction of new motor vehicle technologies such as autonomous vehicles (AV) and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) in preventing motor vehicle crashes.
This resource library contains reports, analyses, surveys, and fact sheets developed as part of EDC’s administration of the MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey from 2006 to 2014.
The Comprehensive Framework for Law Enforcement Suicide Prevention is a guide for police agencies to implement strategic, holistic, and intentional suicide prevention strategies across the continuum of prevention, intervention, and postvention.
EDC’s Proyecto METAS conducted a survey in three at-risk urban communities in Honduras between March and May 2013.
The death of an officer by suicide requires immediate steps to support the officer’s family, department, and other loved ones. After a Suicide in Blue: A Guide for Law Enforcement Agencies provides best practices in suicide prevention to guide agency response efforts, including actions to take immediately following a suicide loss, as well as support and services for agencies to consider having available over time.
This toolkit provides ideas for integrating suicide prevention into the work of senior centers.