CDC Releases New Suicide Prevention Resource

The CDC recently released a new resource titled Suicide Prevention Resource for Action, which details the strategies with the best available evidence to reduce suicide. These strategies focus on preventing the risk of suicide before it occurs and reducing the immediate and long-term harms of suicidal behavior for individuals, families, communities, and society (CDC). University of Nebraska Public Policy Center Senior Research Specialist Quinn Lewandowski was one of several suicide prevention experts invited to review the guide prior to publication. The Prevention Resource has three components states and communities can use to inform their suicide prevention efforts:

  • Strategies are the actions to achieve the goal of preventing suicide.
  • Approaches are the specific ways to advance each strategy.
  • Policies, programs, and practices included have evidence of impact on suicide, suicide attempts, or risk and protective factors.

See the guide