Publications and Resources on Suicide Prevention

SAMHSA publications and related resources on suicide prevention

SAMHSA Publications

Related Publications


Online Training

Evidence-Based and Best Practices

Find information about evidence-based practices and best practices:

National Strategies and Initiatives

The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention was launched in 2010 and is a public/private partnership that advances the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention – 2012 through the work of nearly 200 organizations. Its priorities are to:

  • Integrate suicide prevention into health care and encourage the adoption of similar measures in the private sector
  • Transform health care systems to significantly reduce suicide, by promoting the adoption of "zero suicides" as an organizing goal and a practice for clinical systems
  • Change the public conversation around suicide and suicide prevention to one that promotes hope, connectedness, social support, resilience, treatment, and recovery
  • Increase the quality, timeliness, and usefulness of surveillance data regarding suicidal behaviors

The Surgeon General’s 2012 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention: Goals and Objectives for Action defined four strategic directions with associated goals and objectives:

  • Healthy and Empowered Individuals, Families, and Communities
  • Clinical and Community Preventive Services
  • Treatment and Support Services
  • Surveillance, Research, and Evaluation

External Resources

State and Local Initiatives

To learn more about suicide prevention efforts in your state and community, visit SAMHSA’s Suicide Prevention Resource Center.

Training and Education

SAMHSA’s Suicide Prevention Resource Center is the only federally supported resource center devoted to advancing the implementation of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention – 2012. The Center provides technical assistance, training courses, and resource materials to help advance suicide prevention efforts in states, tribal communities, campus organizations and coalitions, and organizations that serve populations at-risk for suicide.

Last Updated: 01/20/2017