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Suicide Prevention Resource Center

September 3, 2021

The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) is the only federally supported resource center devoted to advancing the implementation of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. SPRC is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Suicide Prevention Resources

Suicide Rates

From 2010 to 2019, the age-adjusted suicide death rate increased from 12.1 to 13.9 per 100,000 people. From 2010 to 2019, the rate increased from 19.8 to 22.4 per 100,000 for males. Among females, the rate increased from 5 in 2010 to 6 in 2019.

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. (2021). 1999-2019 Wide Ranging Online Data for Epidemiological Research (WONDER), Underlying Cause of Death files [Data file]. Retrieved from

Ideas for Action

This two-page resource offers information to help anyone, anywhere get involved in Suicide Prevention Month in September. It includes tips on how to take action to help prevent suicide in your community, such as learning about effective suicide prevention, sharing stories of hope, and empowering everyone to be there for those in distress.

Suicide and Serious Mental Illness

Type: Fact Sheet/Issue Brief

Author: SMI Adviser, Suicide Prevention Resource Center

Publisher: SMI Adviser

(Suicide Prevention Resource Center)

Comprehensive Approach

Effective suicide prevention is comprehensive: it requires a combination of efforts that work together to address different aspects of the problem.
The model above shows nine strategies that form a comprehensive approach to suicide prevention and mental health promotion. Each strategy is a broad goal that can be advanced through an array of possible activities (i.e., programs, policies, practices, and services). This model of a comprehensive approach was adapted from a model developed for campuses by SPRC and the Jed Foundation, drawing on the U.S. Air Force Suicide Prevention Program.

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