EDC recommends that communications about U.S. military and veteran suicides focus more on solutions and prevention and less on statistics, tragic stories of hopelessness, and system failures, which have been much more prevalent. This and other EDC recommendations appear in a commentary published in the January issue of the American Journal of Public Health.
On World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10), the revised National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (NSSP) was released with the aid of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, of which EDC is secretariat. EDC’s Jerry Reed helped craft the new strategy.
EDC Vice President Jerry Reed has received the 2012 Public Service Award from the Society for Prevention Research (SPR), which bestows the award in recognition of extensive and effective advocacy for prevention science and research-based programs. Reed was presented with the award at SPR’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C.
A recent lawsuit regarding a suicide of a college student at Cornell University has sparked a nationwide discussion about prevention on college campuses. EDC’s Morton Silverman of the Suicide Prevention Resource Center weighs in on what works best.
Research conducted by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center at EDC discusses the connection between suicide and unemployment. The report concluded that “economic circumstances themselves are insufficient to cause a suicide; in fact, we do not know of any single factor that is sufficient on its own to ‘cause’ a suicide.”
A new comprehensive report entitled Continuity of Care for Suicide Prevention and Research offers recommendations for the ongoing care of patients at risk for suicide who have been treated in emergency departments and hospitals.
Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC), has been awarded up to $22.4 million in federal funds to continue the work of the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) to provide suicide prevention expertise to states, tribes, and communities throughout the country.