CDC’s vision is “no lives lost to suicide.” We use data, science, and partnerships to identify and implement effective suicide prevention strategies. We foster healthy and resilient communities across the United States as we work toward our vision. CDC is supporting states, tribes, territories, non-governmental organizations, and university research programs to address our four strategic priority areas in suicide prevention:
- Data: Use new and existing data to better understand, monitor, and prevent suicide and suicidal behavior
- Science: Identify risk and protective factors and effective policies, programs, and practices for suicide prevention in populations at increased risk for suicide
- Action: Build the foundation for CDC’s National Suicide Prevention Program
- Collaboration: Develop and implement wide-reaching partnership and communication strategies to raise awareness and advance suicide prevention activities
Read more about CDC’s Suicide Prevention Strategic Plan.
Ten states and one university are implementing and evaluating a comprehensive public health approach to suicide prevention.
Two tribal organizations are tailoring, implementing, and evaluating suicide prevention strategies with the best available evidence.
CDC is supporting national, state, territorial, local, and tribal organizations to quickly develop and disseminate tools and resources to prevent suicide, intimate partner violence, and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in the COVID-19 response and aftermath:
- Safe States Allianceexternal icon (in partnership with the National Action Alliance for Suicide Preventionexternal icon and the American Foundation for Suicide Preventionexternal icon), Prevention Instituteexternal icon, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)external icon, and National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)external icon are developing and deploying suicide and ACEs prevention training, tools, and technical assistance.
- Indian Health Boards are working to prevent suicide, ACEs, and intimate partner violence.
- 23 Core State Violence and Injury Prevention Program (Core SVIPP) recipients are helping states address suicide and ACEs, including enhancing virtual implementation of prevention resources.