September 29, 2020

Action Alliance Recognizes A Decade of Progress

Ten years of empowering action and driving change to prevent suicide

In September 2020, the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) housed at Education Development Center (EDC) marks its 10th year of advancing the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention, the nation’s road map for prioritizing suicide prevention.

As noted in the new report A Decade of Progress and Partnerships: Empowering Change, Driving Impact, the Action Alliance has made great strides in improving and strengthening suicide care, enhancing community-based suicide prevention, and changing the national conversation around suicide.

Guided by its Executive Committee (EXCOM), along with its task forces and advisory groups, the Action Alliance also deepens understanding of the importance of mental health and suicide prevention and leads initiatives that swiftly and proactively respond to emerging challenges. The most recent example is the Action Alliance’s Mental Health & Suicide Prevention National Response to COVID-19.

To learn more about the Action Alliance’s decade of progress and strategic priorities:

“The Action Alliance’s successes stem from the collaborative, visionary, and dedicated work of our partners,” said Reed, EDC senior vice president for practice leadership and Action Alliance EXCOM member. “I am inspired and honored to be a part of the Alliance, and I am optimistic that we can reduce suicide and build greater resiliency in the decade to come.”