The Revised National Strategy for Suicide Prevention

Event Type:  General Webinar
Date:  Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm (America/New_York)
Sponsor:  SPRC

On September 10, 2012, the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) and the US Surgeon General launched a revised National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (NSSP) that will guide suicide prevention activities for years to come.  The revised NSSP emphasizes the role every American can play in protecting their friends, family members, and colleagues from suicide.  It also provides guidance for schools, businesses, health systems, clinicians, and many other sectors that takes into account nearly a decade of research and other advancements in the field since the last strategy was published. 

By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the main themes of the revised NSSP.
  2. Know the strategic directions, goals, and objectives, of the revised NSSP.
  3. Understand how the revised NSSP relates to their work.
  4. Identify the key differences between the revised and the original NSSP.
  5. Obtain tools for sharing the NSSP with their partners and colleagues.

Event Presenter(s)


Jerry Reed, PhD, MSW, Director, Suicide Prevention Resource Center; Co-Lead National Strategy Task Force of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention

Daniel J. Reidenberg, PSY.D., FAPA, DAPA, BCPC, CRS, CMT, Executive Director of Suicide Awareness Voices of Education; Managing Director of the National Council for Suicide Prevention

Richard McKeon, PhD, MPH, Chief, Suicide Prevention Branch, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Morton M. Silverman, MD, Senior Advisor to the Suicide Prevention Resource Center; Senior Medical Advisor to The Jed Foundation

Planning and Implementing:  Policy and Legislation