Uniting for Suicide Postvention

Suicide postvention builds on prevention efforts by providing immediate and ongoing support to those impacted by a suicide loss. It addresses increased risk for suicide among survivors and provides a space for healing after suicide. This website provides postvention resources and support for survivors of suicide loss in separate sections for communities, providers and workplaces.

Adolescent connectedness has lasting effects

This webpage provides evidence of the association between poor school, family and community connectedness among adolescents and health risks which include suicidal thoughts, plans, attempts and medically treated attempts. Conversely, protective effects of connectedness have been shown to persist into adulthood among youth who feel engaged and supported at school, in their communities and at home. This resource supplies recommendations for schools, families and healthcare providers to promote connectedness among youth and describes what the CDC is doing to support youth connectedness. 

What you can do: Firearm injury prevention

This website provides physicians with resources and tools to identify, counsel and intervene with their patients to prevent injury and death due to firearms. Multi-media formats provide information on safe firearms practices, responding in an emergency and assessing risk for physicians as well as materials for patients. CE credit are offered.

Zero Suicide Outcome Stories

This webpage provides a portal to the Zero Suicide Outcome Stories, a series that highlights efforts to implement and measure the impact of the Zero Suicide framework in health and behavioral health care systems. The stories feature organizations that observed a variety of outcomes after launching Zero Suicide, representing a broad range of improvements in suicide care.

Patient Safety Screener webpage

This web page provides a portal to the Patient Safety Screener (PSS-3) video describing how the brief universal screening tool should be used in acute care settings to identify patients who may be at risk for suicide. The page also provides useful resources to help administer the PSS-3, plan for patients who screen positive and implement screening sustainably. 

Faith. Hope. Life.

Faith.Hope.Life is a campaign to involve every faith community in the United States, regardless of creed, in suicide prevention. The campaign website offers information and tools to engage faith communities in prevention efforts throughout the year and during the National Weekend of Prayer, including faith-specific resources and a portal for events and media inquiries. Faith.Hope.Life. is an initiative of the Faith Communities Task Force of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, the nation’s public-private partnership for suicide prevention.

VA suicide risk management consultation program

This no-cost consultation service is available to any provider who serves veterans at risk for suicide, whether or not they are receiving services from the VA. Providers can contact srmconsult@va.gov and suicide risk management clinician/researchers will contact them and provide consultation on issues such as assessment, lethal means counseling and engaging veterans at high risk. 

Healthcare professional burnout, depression and suicide prevention

This webpage contains many helpful resources to prevent suicide among physicians and residents. It features After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Residency/Fellowship Programs, a postvention guide that assists residency and fellowship programs in developing a response plan and serves as a practical handbook to consult when a suicide death occurs.  

Crisis Now website

This website provides tools, recommendations and case examples on the Crisis Now model which was catalyzed by the Action Alliance Crisis Services Task Force. In addition to the Crisis Now report, the interactive website includes related NASMHPD working papers, graphics illustrating cost savings and impact, videos discussing how states have successfully transformed their crisis services and a self-rating tool for local crisis services. Content was contributed by the Action Alliance.

YRBSS methods

This website provides the latest CDC report describing the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) methodology. It also provides helpful guidance on software suitable for analyzing YRBS data, combining data across years and sites, interpretation of trend data and how to analyze sexual minority data.