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Help Prevent Suicide

Let’s save lives by stopping suicidal thoughts and behaviors before they start.

Suicide is a public health problem.

In the U.S., 121 suicides occur each day.

Preventing suicide is a priority for CDC.

Suicide is preventable.

By thinking beyond treatment alone to strategies that impact the context and underlying risks, we can prevent the risk of suicide in the first place.

CDC has developed a technical package to help states and communities use the best-available evidence to prevent suicide.

7 Strategies to prevent suicide

  • Strengthen economic supports
  • Strengthen access and delivery of suicide care
  • Create protective environments
  • Promote connectedness
  • Teach coping and problem-solving skills
  • Identify and support people at risk
  • Lessen harms and prevent future risk

It’s important to monitor and evaluate your efforts. Findings can be used to inform planning and enhance implementation.

Be part of the solution.

Your prevention efforts may involve developing new partnerships and working across sectors.

Including Public Health, Business, Labor, Health Services, Education, Veteran/Military, Government, Justice, Housing, Media, Community Organizations (Foundations, Faith-Based Groups & More)


Use CDC’s technical package to start or expand your suicide prevention efforts.

Be a part of helping America meet the goal of reducing the annual rate of suicide by 20% by 2025, set by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention.

If you or someone you know is in crisis, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

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