General Resources

At a glance

There are many resources available to help prevent suicide. View resources for suicide prevention from CDC and other federal sources.

CDC resources

Suicide and Violence Prevention among Gay and Bisexual Men
This CDC web page provides suicide prevention resources and information for gay and bisexual men, and other men who might encounter homophobia, harassment, and violent acts.

Coping with a Disaster or Traumatic Event
CDC's web page on mental health during and after a disaster includes information on coping with the stress that results from natural and manmade traumatic events.

Injury Center Notice of Funding Opportunity Announcements (NOFOs)
CDC's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control's web page contains information about funding opportunity announcements.

Mental Health
This page provides information on all of CDC's work related to mental health.

Suicide in Rural America
CDC's web page on suicide in rural areas provides reports, a policy brief, a press release, and suicide prevention resources.

Suicide Rising Across the US: CDC Vital Signs Report
This Vital Signs web page includes an MMWR on state suicide trends and circumstances contributing to suicide, an infographic, and other resources on the topic of suicide and suicide prevention.

Suicide Disparities Infographic [PDF - 1 page]
This infographic highlights disparities in suicide rates across the United States. People of any age, race, ethnicity, or sex can experience suicide risk, but certain groups have substantially higher rates of suicide than the general U.S. population.

Other federal resources

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Suicide Prevention Program (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA is the federal agency charged with improving the quality and availability of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitative services to reduce illness, death, disability, and cost to society resulting from substance abuse and mental illnesses.

988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Calls are routed to the nearest crisis center in a national network, where callers receive crisis counseling and mental health referrals. Call or text 988, or chat at

This is the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline's campaign for National Suicide Prevention Month and beyond, spreading the word about actions we can all take to prevent suicide.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
NIMH is the lead institute at the National Institutes of Health dedicated to research on mental health disorders.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
NCTSN works to raise the standard of care and improve access to services for traumatized children, their families, and communities throughout the United States.

The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) is the only federally supported resource center devoted to advancing the implementation of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.

Community-Led Suicide Prevention
Community-Led Suicide Prevention (CLSP) helps communities come together to create and reach their suicide prevention goals. CLSP's web-based toolkit includes step-by-step information and how-to tools for implementing CDC's Suicide Prevention Resource for Action.

Indian Health Service Suicide Prevention Program
This national initiative to prevent suicide is based on fostering collaborations across tribes, tribal organizations, urban Indian organizations, and the entire Indian Health System.

U.S. Department of Defense Suicide Prevention
The U.S. Department of Defense Suicide Prevention Office oversees the suicide prevention work across all branches of the military.

National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention
The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention is the public-private partnership advancing the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Suicide Prevention
The VA provides health and mental health services to U.S. veterans. This page provides information about mental health conditions, including suicide prevention, and how veterans can get help.


Need help? Know someone who does?

Contact the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline if you are experiencing mental health-related distress or are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support.

Connect with a trained crisis counselor. 988 is confidential, free, and available 24/7/365.

Visit the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline for more information at