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.

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.

Toolkits

This toolkit provides ideas for integrating suicide prevention into the work of senior centers.

Fact sheets

This is an organizational fact sheet detailing the National Officer Safety Initiative project.

Webinars

This webinar recording, Preventing Law Enforcement Suicide: Strategies for Effective and Positive Messaging, produced by EDC, International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), and Bure

Videos

SPARK Talks—Short, Provocative, Action-oriented, Realistic, and Knowledgeable—are feature videos of leaders in the suicide prevention field describing a new development or direction and issuing a c

Webinars

An engaging conversation which combines the expertise of a clinician with the perspective of a police chief, this webinar recording provides guidance on Comprehensive Strategies for Preventing

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.

Resource libraries

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

Fact sheets

This poster reminds advocates of the key warning signs of suicide which are examined in the H.O.P.E Suicide Prevention Training for Crime Victim Advocates. It is designed to be posted in advocates’ office spaces for quick reference.

Websites

This website helps suicide prevention professionals—both individuals and organizations—develop messages about suicide that are strategic, safe, and positive.