This resource from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) presents a select group of strategies based on the best available evidence to help communities and states focus on prevention activities with the greatest potential to prevent suicide. These strategies focus on preventing the risk of suicide as well as lessening the immediate and long-term harms of suicidal behavior for individuals, families, communities, and society.
The Action Center’s suite of resources provides guidance and tools to help communities create change related to health issues by moving from data to action. This section provides activities key to developing communication plans.
This website outlines four key factors to consider when messaging to the public about suicide: strategy, safety, conveying a “positive narrative,” and following relevant guidelines. It includes example communications that highlight each key factor.
This paper provides a foundation for implementing community-based suicide prevention efforts, emphasizing the need for comprehensive efforts that combine multiple strategies working together. It describes seven key elements that guide suicide prevention planning and implementation.
This model for strategic, comprehensive suicide prevention ties together strategic plannning, evidence-based strategies, and essential principles for success (e.g., involving people with lived experience, safe and effective messaging). Related resources include suicide prevention guidance for diverse community populations and settings.
This resource contains 16 toolkits on topics that help build healthier communities and bring about social change. Each toolkit has an outline of key tasks, examples, and links to more detailed instructional sections. Topics covered include coalition and leadership building; asessing needs and analyzing problems; developing, implementing, and evaluating action plans; enahncing cultural comptence; applying for funding; and sustaining the work.