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.
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 poster reminds advocates of the key warning signs of suicide which are examined in the H.O.P.E Suicide Prevention Training for Crime Victim Advocates. It is designed to be posted in advocates’ office spaces for quick reference.
This website includes selected resources from the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s work to prevent suicide.
This report presents some of the accomplishments of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention during its first five years (2010–2015).
This guide is designed to assist emergency department (ED) health care professionals with decisions about the care of patients at risk of suicide.
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 toolkit provides ideas for integrating suicide prevention into the work of senior centers.
The National Consortium on Preventing Law Enforcement Suicide Final Report addresses five key areas: (1) data and research, (2) organization and systems change, (3) peer support, (4) family support and surviving families, and (5) messaging. These recommendations aim to help the law enforcement field improve access, quality, and acceptance of mental health resources, advance suicide prevention efforts, and support a culture of safety and wellness.
This resource library is a collection of readings, tools, videos, and webinars to help users understand and implement the Zero Suicide Initiative.
The Children’s Safety Network (CSN) is a national resource center for the prevention of childhood injuries and violence.