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Messaging Work Group

The Action Alliance's Messaging Work Group (MWG) brings together influential communication leads from our national partners to develop coordinated and consistent messages about suicide prevention. The group is dedicated to ensuring that the suicide prevention field's messages:

  • Are developed and delivered in a coordinated, consistent, and timely way
  • Help promote hope and help-seeking (and are aligned with the Framework for Successful Messaging)
  • Educate the public about available services, resources, and supports

The Action Alliance convenes the MWG as needed to respond to data releases, new research, and other events that would benefit from a coordinated response.

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Past joint statements issued by this group include:

  Organizational Members

  • Active Minds
  • American Association of Suicidology (AAS)
  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Crisis Text Line
  • Defense Suicide Prevention Office (DSPO)
  • Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC)
  • Entertainment Industries Council, Inc. (EIC)
  • The JED Foundation
  • JPA Health
  • Mental Health America
  • The Mental Health Coalition 
  • Mental Health Storytelling Coalition 
  • MTV Entertainment Studios at Paramount Global
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
  • National Association of Broadcasters (NAB)
  • National Football League (NFL)
  • National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
  • Reingold
  • Safe States Alliance
  • Stop Soldier Suicide
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
  • Suicide Awareness of Voices of Education (SAVE)
  • Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
  • Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)
  • The Trevor Project
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
  • Vibrant Emotional Health
  • White House Domestic Policy Council

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), through the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) grant, provides funding to Education Development Center (EDC) to operate and manage the Secretariat for the Action Alliance, including the work of the Messaging Work Group (MWG).  

Johnson & Johnson  has been providing funding to support the MWG Portal since 2022.

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