Public Perception of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Survey Results


(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)


Harris Poll
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance)

This report summarizes the results of a Harris Poll conducted in July 2020 about public knowledge, perceptions, attitudes, and experiences related to mental health, access to mental health care, and suicide prevention among adults in the United States. The poll was conducted on behalf of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, Suicide Prevention Resource Center, Education Development Center, and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and builds on similar surveys from 2015 and 2018. It included questions about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.