Community-Based Approaches to Suicide Prevention: New Resources and Future Directions
Webinar Recording Link: http://edc.adobeconnect.com/p5txehmmhyk/
Suicide remains one of the 10 leading causes of death in the U.S. claiming more 44,000 lives in 2015 alone and causing tremendous pain and loss to communities across the country. Fortunately we know that suicide is preventable. The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) and its national partners, including Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), the SAMHSA-funded Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC), and others have united to unveil new tools aimed at improving community-based suicide prevention efforts nationwide.
According to the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention, community-based programs, policies, and services can play an important role in suicide prevention. To ensure communities know where to start or what they can do to implement comprehensive suicide prevention efforts, the Action Alliance and several of its national and community partners jointly released two resources that synthesize what is currently known about community-based suicide prevention and emphasize the need for comprehensive efforts that combine multiple strategies that work together to prevent suicide.
This webinar (http://edc.adobeconnect.com/p5txehmmhyk/) provides an overview of these two new resources; Transforming Communities: Key Elements for Comprehensive Community-based Suicide Prevention and Preventing Suicide: A Technical Package of Policy, Programs, and Practices.
Transforming Communities: Key Elements for Comprehensive Community-based Suicide Prevention presents seven key elements for comprehensive community-based suicide prevention, identified via a review of relevant programs, guidance, and models.
Preventing Suicide: A Technical Package of Policy, Programs, and Practices is a CDC technical package intended to guide decision-making in states and communities by helping them take advantage of the best available evidence regarding suicide prevention.
- James A. Mercy, Director, Division of Violence Prevention Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Jerry Reed, Director, Suicide Prevention Resource Center Education Development Center, Inc.