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.
  • LivingWorks: LivingWorks is a suicide intervention training company that believes suicide is preventable and everyone can learn to play a life-saving role. It offers integrated training programs designed to span a continuum of safety skills. With a common language, philosophy, and approach, LivingWorks give each trainee a clear role to play and enable these roles to seamlessly come together, creating safety networks for those in need.
  • Mental Health First Aid: Identify. Understand. Respond. Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based training course that teaches participants about mental health and substance use issues.
  • Question, Persuade, and Refer (QPR): A three-step process anyone can learn to help prevent suicide. People trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help.
  • Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) Training and Consulting: SAVE works with communities, professionals, and businesses to make the workplace “suicide safer.” Learn more about SAVE programs and how we can help your team implement strong prevention, intervention, and postvention (after a suicide) strategy to your place of business.
  • Zero Suicide Toolkit – Steps to Train: Learn about training everyone to understand that safe suicide care begins the moment the patient walks through the door and why it is essential that all staff members have the necessary skills to provide excellent care, which in turn will help staff to feel more confident in their ability to provide caring and effective assistance to patients with suicide risk.