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.
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3 Things College Campuses Can Do to Prevent Suicide
EDC’s Bonnie Lipton offers three ways schools can provide mental health support to their students.
Addressing Veteran Suicide
Jerry Reed says that a public health approach is needed to prevent suicide among Veterans.
The Voice of Experience
Individuals with lived experience can bring an important perspective to suicide prevention efforts.
Talking to Teens about Suicide
Meaningful conversations about suicide and mental health can build connectedness and resilience. Here are some tips.
How Child Drowning Can Be Prevented
Drowning is the leading cause of death for U.S. children 1 to 4 years old. How can parents and caregivers avoid tragedy?
Can Your Smartphone be a Mental Health Tool?
Suicide prevention efforts are increasingly taking advantage of advances in technology.
A powerful resource for police in addressing stress management, mental health concerns, suicide prevention, and overall officer safety and wellness, Peer Support as a Powerful Tool in Law Enforcement Suicide Prevention draws upon the key role peer support plays in the many aspects of suicide prevention.
This free workshop kit is designed to help staff in schools, youth-serving organizations, and suicide prevention programs take action to reduce suicidal behavior among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and t
The Children’s Safety Network (CSN) is a national resource center for the prevention of childhood injuries and violence.
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.
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.
The Comprehensive Framework for Law Enforcement Suicide Prevention is a guide for police agencies to implement strategic, holistic, and intentional suicide prevention strategies across the continuum of prevention, intervention, and postvention.
This online toolkit supports the implementation of the Zero Suicide Initiative in health and behavioral health care settings.
Based on a popular smartphone app created by the Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD, the Web-based PTSD Coach Online offers 17 different evidence-informed tools to help individ
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
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