Suicide Prevention Resources


Fact Sheets:

CDC Reports:

Other Publications:

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports (MMWRs):

CDC Data Sources:

  • CDC WONDER: Wide Ranging OnLine Data for Epidemiologic Research
    CDC WONDER manages nearly 20 collections of public-use data for U.S. births, deaths, cancer diagnoses, tuberculosis cases, vaccinations, environmental exposures, and population estimates, among many other topics. These data collections are available as online databases, which provide public access to ad-hoc queries, summary statistics, maps, charts, and data extracts.
  • National Electronic Injury Surveillance System-All Injury Program (NEISS-AIP)
    NEISS-AIP provides nationally representative data about all types and causes of nonfatal injuries treated in United States hospital emergency departments. CDC uses NEISS-AIP data to generate national estimates of nonfatal injuries, including those related to self-harm.
  • National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS)
    NAMCS collects data on the utilization and provision of ambulatory care services in hospital emergency and outpatient departments.
  • National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS)
    CDC funds the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico to gather, share, and link state-level data on violent deaths. NVDRS provides CDC and states with a more complete understanding of violent deaths. This enables policy makers and community leaders to make informed decisions about violence prevention programs, including those that address suicide.
  • The National Vital Statistics System
    The National Vital Statistics System is the oldest and most successful example of inter-governmental data sharing. This system includes nationwide data on deaths due to all causes, including suicide.
  • Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS)
    CDC’s YRBSS monitors health risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death, disability, and social problems, including suicide attempts and related behaviors, among 9th through 12th grade students in the United States.

Leading Causes:

Suicide Mapping:

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Need help? Know someone who does?

Contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Both are free and confidential. You’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor in your area.

For more information, visit the National Suicide Prevention Lifelineexternal icon.

You can also connect 24/7 to a crisis counselor by texting the Crisis Text Line.external icon Text HOME to 741741.