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Accurate data, up-to-date research, and knowledge of effective strategies and interventions are all essential to our ability to prevent suicide. Here you will find introductory information on these and other issues, plus links to resources that can help you learn more.


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Scope of the Problem

An overview of the magnitude and patterns of suicidal behavior in the United States.

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Suicide Prevention in the 21st Century

Three complementary approaches that guide suicide prevention as it is practiced today.

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Taking Action to Prevent Suicide

Information to help identify people at risk, find and use data, work with suicide loss or attempt survivors, promote responsible messaging and reporting, and introduce upstream approaches.

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Roles in Suicide Prevention

A series of information sheets for first responders, teachers, corrections officers, parents, teens, and others about how they can help prevent suicide.

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State and National Partners

Organizations and agencies that provide leadership, information, and resources to the field of suicide prevention.


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A comprehensive list of terms and concepts used in suicide prevention.