Resource: Suicide Prevention Resource for Action

This report (PDF, 108 pages) outlines strategies with the best available evidence to prevent suicide among youth, families, and communities. It provides a roadmap for action under CDC’s Comprehensive Suicide Prevention program, which currently funds 15 states and 2 universities to implement and evaluate a comprehensive public health approach to suicide prevention. 

The Suicide Prevention Resource has three components that states and communities can use to prioritize and tailor activities that are most likely to reduce suicide: 

  1. Strategies are the collection of actions to achieve the goal of preventing suicide.  

  1. Approaches are the specific ways to advance each strategy.  

  1. Policies, programs, and practices show evidence of impact on suicide, suicide attempts, or risk and protective factors. 

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