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.
Can Your Smartphone be a Mental Health Tool?
Suicide prevention efforts are increasingly taking advantage of advances in technology.
How Can We Turn Youth Away from a Violent Future?
Violent extremism is threatening communities around the world. How can we help young people reject these messages of hate?
With Books, Hope Comes to War-Torn Marawi
For communities in the Philippines affected by months of conflict, book drives are one tangible step to recovery.
Suicide Prevention—Getting from Awareness to Action
“We have to promote hope and recovery if we want to reduce suicides,” says Elly Stout, director of EDC’s Suicide Prevention Resource Center.
The Link Between Opioids and Suicide
Opioid misuse may play a bigger role in suicide than previously thought. What can we do?
Sharing His Story to Help Others
EDC’s Adam Swanson draws upon his own life experiences to improve suicide prevention and mental health care.
This toolkit provides ideas for integrating suicide prevention into the work of senior centers.
This report analyzes survey data from 200 participants in USAID-funded, EDC-implemented youth programs in North East Kenya and Honduras.
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.
The Children’s Safety Network (CSN) is a national resource center for the prevention of childhood injuries and violence.
SPARK Talks—Short, Provocative, Action-oriented, Realistic, and Knowledgeable—are feature videos of leaders in the suicide prevention field describing a new development or direction and issuing a c
This website helps suicide prevention professionals—both individuals and organizations—develop messages about suicide that are strategic, safe, and positive.
The Bullying Prevention Resource Guide provides links to organizations, programs, publications, and resources focused on bullying prevention. It is divided into seven sections:
This resource library contains programs and strategies for addressing school-based health and safety issues, including bullying, substance abuse, mental health, and school discipline.
This report presents highlights and findings from EDC’s administration of the MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey to 24,355 high school students in 26 Massachusetts communities in 2014.
This resource library is a collection of readings, tools, videos, and webinars to help users understand and implement the Zero Suicide Initiative.