Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States; among infants and children, ages 0-19, injuries and violence result in over 9 million emergency room visits a year. Worldwide, the toll of domestic violence and community violence continues from one generation to the next.

We work across international, national, state, and local boundaries to integrate evidence-based injury, suicide, and violence prevention into public health and health care systems. We gather and use data to inform policies, programs, and practices so that efforts are targeted to the populations and communities where needs are greatest and the greatest impact can be achieved.

Learn more: Read or download "A World Free from Suicide."

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Resources

Here are a few of our resources on injury, violence, and suicide prevention. To see more, visit our Resources section.

Resource libraries

This resource library contains programs and strategies for addressing school-based health and safety issues, including bullying, substance abuse, mental health, and school discipline.

Resource libraries

This resource library contains reports, analyses, surveys, and fact sheets developed as part of EDC’s administration of the MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey from 2006 to 2014.

Resource libraries

This website includes selected resources from the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s work to prevent suicide.

Reports

The death of an officer by suicide requires immediate steps to support the officer’s family, department, and other loved ones. After a Suicide in Blue: A Guide for Law Enforcement Agencies provides best practices in suicide prevention to guide agency response efforts, including actions to take immediately following a suicide loss, as well as support and services for agencies to consider having available over time.

Reports

To promote optimal development, each Head Start program plans, implements, and evaluates actions that provide safe environments for children to be active and competent learners.

Resource libraries

This resource library maintained by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) includes products created by SPRC and its partners as well as toolkits, fact sheets, guides, upcoming trainings and

Curricula

Education Development Center (EDC), with funding from the Office for Victims of Crime, has developed the self-guided training manual H.O.P.E.: Suicide Training for Crime Victims.

Reports

This report presents highlights and findings from EDC’s administration of the MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey to 24,355 high school students in 26 Massachusetts communities in 2014.

Resource libraries

The Children’s Safety Network (CSN) is a national resource center for the prevention of childhood injuries and violence.

Websites

This resource is designed to help suicide prevention programs in state, tribal, campus, and community settings build and strengthen connections with their substance abuse prevention and treatment counterparts.