Community-based efforts to implement effective suicide prevention strategies are key to the Action Alliance's goal of reducing the rate of suicide nationwide. The Action Alliance and its partners are working to implement and support community-based approaches, with a current emphasis in reaching faith communities, workplaces (especially the public safety sector and construction industry), American Indian/Alaska Native populations, and the sport industry. In addition, work has also been done to engage service members, veterans and their families, as well as juvenile justice settings.
A key community-focused resource developed by the Action Alliance is Transforming Communities: Key Elements for the Implementation of Comprehensive Community-Based Suicide Prevention, which identifies seven key elements for comprehensive community-based suicide prevention.
Information and resources for faith communities, including the Action Alliance’s Faith.Hope.Life campaign
Strategies for preventing suicide in the workplace, including the construction industry and public safety sector
American Indian/Alaska Native
Suicide prevention tools for American Indian and Alaska Native communities
Military and Veterans
Resources for service members, veterans, and their families in communities across the country
Effective strategies for suicide prevention in juvenile justice settings
Engaging the sport industry to address mental wellness and suicide prevention