Mental Health & Suicide Prevention National Response to COVID-19

May 01, 2020

News Type:  Weekly Spark, Weekly Spark Announcement

Recognizing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the country’s mental health and well-being, the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) is launching the Mental Health & Suicide Prevention National Response to COVID-19. This coordinated effort brings together influential national organizations with the following aims:

  1. Leverage the nation’s public-private partnership’s collective influence and expertise to coordinate a national mental health and suicide prevention response
  2. Support and disseminate evidence-informed best practices to help communities across the nation prioritize mental health
  3. Unite efforts to amplify messages of hope, resilience, and support

The work of the National Response will be guided by a steering committee of senior leaders from the public and private sectors, co-chaired by Joshua Gordon, director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), and former Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy, founder of The Kennedy Forum.