The Surgeon General’s Call to Action

In collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Office of the Surgeon General, the Action Alliance and its partners helped to develop The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Implement the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (Call to Action). The Call to Action identifies six key actions that must be prioritized and implemented now in order to reverse the upward trend of suicide deaths in the U.S. These actions, and corresponding strategies, include:

Action 1. Activate a Broad-Based Public Health Response to Suicide
Action 2. Address Upstream Factors that Impact Suicide
Action 3. Ensure Lethal Means Safety
Action 4. Support Adoption of Evidence-Based Care for Suicide Risk
Action 5. Enhance Crisis Care and Care Transitions
Action 6. Improve the Quality, Timeliness, and Use of Suicide-Related Data

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