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National Violent Death Reporting System

Each year, about 56,000 violent deaths occur in this country. Violence-related death and injuries cost the United States $107 billion in medical care and lost  productivity.   Tragically, more than 39,000 people die by suicide in the United States each year. Homicide claims nearly 17,000 people in this country annually. We know these numbers can […]

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Suicide Prevention Training Evaluation and Outcomes

Information was collected about participants and the effectiveness of suicide prevention training conducted by the Center for Health and Learning through the Vermont Youth Suicide Prevention Project.   The following information was collected and analyzed by the UVM’s VCHIP evaluation team.   Key outcomes determined through this evaluation process included:   Increased ability to identify and […]

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National Statistics on Suicide

Centers for Disease Control: http://www.cdc.gov/violencePrevention/suicide   National Institute of Mental Health: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/statistics   American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: http://www.afsp.org/understanding-suicide/facts-and-figures   Suicide Prevention Resource Center: http://www.sprc.org/basics/scope-problem   American Association of Suicidology:  AAS 2015 U.S. and State Suicide Fact Sheet

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Zero Suicide Initiative

ZERO SUICIDE – A commitment to suicide prevention in health and behavioral health care systems.   Zero Suicide, a project of the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC), is a key concept of the 2012 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention and a priority of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention.   The foundational belief of […]

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Media Reporting Guidelines

Recommendations for Reporting on Suicide© Developed in collaboration with: American Association of Suicidology, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Annenberg Public Policy Center, Associated Press Managing Editors, Canterbury Suicide Project – University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand, Columbia University Department of Psychiatry, ConnectSafely.org, Emotion Technology, International Association for Suicide Prevention Task Force on Media and Suicide, […]

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The Language of Suicide

An important objective of suicide prevention is to remove the stigma associated with suicide and mental health issues so that people will be more likely to seek the help they need. One of the ways we can do this is to be conscious of our use of language.

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