About SPRC

SAMHSA's Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) is the only federally supported resource center devoted to advancing the implementation of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. SPRC is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) under grant no. 5U79SM062297 and is located at Education Development Center.

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.


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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

Operations Team

Ensures smooth center operations, including monitoring the budget and subcontracts