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.

Toolkits

This guide is designed to assist emergency department (ED) health care professionals with decisions about the care of patients at risk of suicide.

White papers

This issue brief, which EDC developed with Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) funding and in collaboration with the National Consortium on Preventing Law Enforcement Suicide, outlines the current state of knowledge regarding suicide in law enforcement. The authors describe risk and protective factors, challenges to suicide prevention, strategies and best practices, and existing knowledge gaps.

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

This resource library is a collection of readings, tools, videos, and webinars to help users understand and implement the Zero Suicide Initiative.

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

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.

Resource libraries

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

Reports

The assessment was conducted between March and May 2013 in three at-risk communities in each of the three main urban areas of Honduras: Tegucigalpa, San Pedro Sula, and La Ceiba.

Reports

EDC’s Proyecto METAS conducted a survey in three at-risk urban communities in Honduras between March and May 2013.

EDC has partnered with the International Association of Chiefs of Police to convene the National Consortium on Preventing Law Enforcement Suicide to lead a national conversation around the issues o