Suicide prevention: A public health issue


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Fact Sheet/Issue Brief
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), Division of Violence Prevention
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)

One of a series of actionable knowledge briefs to help integrate research into suicide prevention efforts in local communities, this resource uses examples from each of the three GLS programs to illustrate how they used the principles of the CDC’s actionable knowledge process to put science into action.  This resource explains components of the public health approach to suicide prevention:  the Population Approach used by Native American Rehabilitation Association’s Life is Sacred Native Youth Suicide Prevention Program; Multi-disciplinary perspective used by the Maine Youth Suicide Prevention Program; Primary Prevention used by Tennessee Lives Count and Commitment to Science applied by all three programs. A worksheet is included where communities can apply the concepts to their own programs.