National Suicide Prevention Week

September 8 – 14, 2019

Suicide Prevention LifelineApproximately 45% of suicide victims had contact with primary care providers within 1 month of suicide. Grantees want and need to know where to turn for trusted resources, training materials for their workforce, and information for the patients they serve. Here are some resources, including 24-hour crisis lines and technical assistance materials:

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline HRSA Exit Disclaimer 1-800-273-TALK (8255). The Lifeline provides free, confidential emotional support and referrals to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (SAMHSA-funded).
  • Veterans Crisis Line HRSA Exit Disclaimer 1-800-273-TALK (8255) Press 1. The Veterans Crisis Line provides free, confidential emotional support and referrals to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (SAMHSA-funded).
  • Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) HRSA Exit Disclaimer — SPRC is the nation’s only federally supported resource center devoted to advancing the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. SPRC provides technical assistance, training, and materials to increase the knowledge and expertise of professionals serving people at risk for suicide (SAMHSA-funded). Find out what’s going on in your state and consider ways to join with partners to have a greater impact on the States’ page HRSA Exit Disclaimer.
  • Suicide Safe — SAMHSA’s free suicide prevention app helps health care providers integrate suicide prevention strategies into their practice and address suicide risk among their patients. It includes patient and provider educational materials, a treatment locator, sample interactive cases, and conversation starters. 
  • HHS Stop Bullying Now Campaign — Information from various government agencies on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying.
  • HRSA Poison Control Center Program — Useful information for individuals and families; a listing of all 50 state Poison Control Hotline numbers and contact information.
  • National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention HRSA Exit Disclaimer — This public-private partnership advances the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention by championing suicide prevention as a national priority and catalyzing efforts to implement high-priority objectives of the National Strategy. Among the resources it has developed that may be of interest to HRSA grantees: A Managers Guide to Suicide Postvention in the Workplace: 10 Action Steps for Dealing with the Aftermath of Suicide HRSA Exit Disclaimer (PDF - 2.6 MB); and Suicide Prevention and the Clinical Workforce: Guidelines for Training HRSA Exit Disclaimer (PDF - 1.7 MB). 
  • Technical Assistance Resources — Browse models and other resources in HRSA's Integrated Behavioral Health Resource Library for resources across many different health topics, clinical practices, and settings. You will find articles on organizational readiness, assessment tools, workforce, and more.
  • Zero Suicide HRSA Exit Disclaimer is a framework defined by a system-wide, transformational approach to how suicide care is delivered in healthcare. Zero Suicide can be applied in primary care, hospitals, outpatient behavioral health, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, and emergency departments. A robust website is available that includes a set of tools, resources, and strategies for health and behavioral health care systems who seek to improve care and outcomes for individuals at risk of suicide.
Date Last Reviewed:  August 2019