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Comprehensive Blueprint for Workplace Suicide Prevention

If your workplace is currently responding to a suicide crisis (a suicide death or attempt by an employee or family member of an employee), start by clicking the crisis management box. Otherwise, start where you think your workplace might have the greatest readiness. When considering what area you might be most ready to change, ask yourself these questions:

  1. What is the sense of urgency?
  2. How does the price of not doing suicide prevention compare to the price of implementing suicide prevention?
  3. Do major stakeholders support suicide prevention (within and external to the organization)?
  4. How does leadership within the organization view suicide prevention?
  5. How will suicide prevention align with intended organizational core values and goals?
  6. How will planning and implementation for suicide prevention be supported and sustained?

If your organization has both high leadership support and high organizational support, then you are ready for change. If you lack one of these elements, you may be ready for learning, but will need to get more buy-in before successful change can happen. Start with the areas where you have both high levels of leadership and organizational support.

The goal of the Comprehensive Blueprint for Workplace Suicide Prevention is to promote mental health and suicide prevention. Use the pages and resources below to get started.


Mental Health Services and Resources

Suicide Prevention Training

Life Skills and Social Network Promotion

Crisis Management, Policy & Means Restriction

Education and Advocacy

Social Marketing 


National Action Alliance
for Suicide Prevention

300 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2010
Waltham, MA 02451