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.
To promote optimal development, each Head Start program plans, implements, and evaluates actions that provide safe environments for children to be active and competent learners.
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.
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.
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 report presents some of the accomplishments of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention during its first five years (2010–2015).
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
Education Development Center (EDC), with funding from the Office for Victims of Crime, has developed the self-guided training manual H.O.P.E.: Suicide Training for American Indian and Alaska Na
EDC has partnered with the International Association of Chiefs of Police to convene the National Consortium on Preventing Law Enforcement Suicide to lead a national conversation around the issues of officer mental health and suicide.
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.
Released by the Research Prioritization Task Force of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, this report outlines the research areas that show the most promise in helping to reduce th