Our list of evidence-based suicide prevention practices uses Zero Suicide’s seven essential elements of suicide care for health and behavioral health care systems. Suicide prevention and awareness websites have many resources on implementing evidence-based suicide prevention programs. Please visit these listed websites to review all information. For specific topics, review individual categories with direct links included. In a life-threatening situation, call 911 immediately.

  • CDC Preventing Suicide: Read a technical package of policy, programs, and practices on preventing suicide published by the CDC.
  • National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention: Read about the recommended standard care for people with suicide risk goals from the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention that promotes suicide prevention as a core component of health care services and implementing effective clinical and professional practices for assessing and treating those identified as being at risk for suicidal behaviors.
  • Zero Suicide Toolkit – Engagement in Plan: Learn how in a Zero Suicide approach, all individuals identified to be at risk of suicide are engaged in a Suicide Care Management Plan and the patient’s status is monitored and documented.