Public perception of suicide prevention survey results

Date: 2018
(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)


Type:  Report
Author:  American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance)
Publisher:  Education Development Center (EDC) and AFSP

The Harris Poll conducted an online national survey on behalf of the Action Alliance and the AFSP showing that 94% of Americans believe that suicide can be prevented and would take action to help someone close to them who was thinking about suicide. More than half also recognized that reducing suicide also involves educating health professionals, community leaders and the public. While three quarters realize they have a role to play, only about a third felt they could identify a person who is suicidal.

About Suicide:  Data and Statistics, Warning Signs
Planning and Implementing:  Education and Training
Strategies:  Identify and Assist, Gatekeeper Training