Suicide prevention: A public health issue

Date: 2012
(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)

Information

Type:  Fact Sheet/Issue Brief
Author:  Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), Division of Violence Prevention
Publisher:  Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
State:  Maine, Tennessee

One of a series of actionable knowledge briefs to help integrate research into suicide prevention efforts in local communities, this resource uses examples from each of the three GLS programs to illustrate how they used the principles of the CDC’s actionable knowledge process to put science into action.  This resource explains components of the public health approach to suicide prevention:  the Population Approach used by Native American Rehabilitation Association's Life is Sacred Native Youth Suicide Prevention Program; Multi-disciplinary perspective used by the Maine Youth Suicide Prevention Program; Primary Prevention used by Tennessee Lives Count and Commitment to Science applied by all three programs. A worksheet is included where communities can apply the concepts to their own programs.

Populations:  Youth, Racial and Ethnic Groups, American Indians and Alaska Natives
Settings:  American Indian/Alaska Native Settings, Schools, Communities, Faith Communities, Family Members and Caregivers, Justice System, Juvenile Justice System
About Suicide:  Data and Statistics, Suicidal Thoughts and Behavior, Ideation, Attempts
Planning and Implementing:  Partnerships and Coalitions, Policy and Legislation
Strategies:  Gatekeeper Training