Attempt Survivors and Other People with Lived Experience

A history of suicide attempts is a major risk factor for suicide (see Risk and Protective Factors for Suicide page). Care coordination and continuity of care are important ways to reduce suicide risk among persons who have attempted suicide.

People with lived experience are individuals who have first-hand knowledge of suicidal thoughts and behaviors because they have lived through one or more suicidal experiences. When planning your suicide prevention efforts, be sure to solicit the unique perspectives of people with lived experience and engage them in prevention planning, treatment, and community education.

Learn More

  • See the Recommended Resources below selected by SPRC personnel.
  • See our page on Centering Lived Experience.
  • See All Resources Related to Attempt Survivors and People with Lived Experience (below) for a full list of materials, programs, trainings, and other information available from SPRC. Use the filters on the left to narrow your results.
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