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:
- Leverage the nation’s public-private partnership’s collective influence and expertise to coordinate a national mental health and suicide prevention response
- Support and disseminate evidence-informed best practices to help communities across the nation prioritize mental health
- 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.