How is the Government involved in suicide prevention efforts?

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) considers suicide a significant public health problem and is involved in prevention activities. You may be interested in knowing about an innovative public/private collaboration, the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention, which directs necessary prevention services and programs. Federal collaborators include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Health Resources and Services Administration, the National Institutes of Health, the Office of the Surgeon General, and the SAMHSA (all components of HHS). The private collaboration includes advocates, clinicians, researchers and suicide survivors. Information on this initiative is available at

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