The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) is the nation’s only federally supported resource center devoted to advancing the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. SPRC is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) under grant no. 5U79SM059945 and is located at Education Development Center, Inc.
SPRC provides technical assistance, training, and materials to increase the knowledge and expertise of suicide prevention practitioners and other professionals serving people at risk for suicide. We promote collaboration among a variety of organizations in the field of suicide prevention.
SPRC provides staffing, administrative, and logistical support to the Secretariat of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance), the public-private partnership dedicated to advancing the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.
SPRC also provides support for Zero Suicide, an initiative based on the foundational belief that suicide deaths for individuals under care within health and behavioral health systems are preventable. The initiative provides information, resources, and tools for safer suicide care.
Leadership and Advisors
Set direction for SPRC, craft SPRC’s work plan and budget, review progress, and supervise staff
Grantee and State Initiatives Team
Builds SAMHSA grantee and state, territorial, and tribal capacity to implement effective suicide prevention programs
Health and Behavioral Health Initiatives Team
Increases capacity to embed quality, accessible suicide care in Health and Behavioral Health systems
National Partner Initiatives
Provides leadership and strategic guidance to national initiatives, including the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention
Communications and Resources Team
Provides effective, appropriate resources to support suicide prevention efforts
Ensures smooth center operations, including monitoring the budget and subcontracts