CDC Suicide Prevention Programs

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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.

COVID-19 Response

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: