A Report of the U.S. Surgeon General and of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention Download only This report presents an overview of a national strategy designed to guide suicide prevention activities over the next decade. It describes the need for a national suicide prevention strategy, its overall goals, and objectives based on four strategic directions. Publication ID PEP12-NSSPOVER Publication Date September 2012 Format Report Download overview.pdf PDF 393.96 KB Find Related Information Audience Family & Advocates Media Non-Profits & Faith-Based Organizations Prevention Professionals Professional Care Providers Program Planners, Administrators, & Project Managers Public Health Professionals Population Group At-Risk Foster Care Children Males Military & Veterans as Population Group People with Alcohol Use or Abuse Problems as Population Group People with Mental Health Problems as Population Group People with Substance Use or Abuse Problems as Population Group You May Also Be Interested In National Strategy for Suicide Prevention 2012: How You Can Play a Role in Preventing Suicide This fact sheet offers strategies for suicide prevention. It provides facts about suicide, including its prevalence and at-risk populations. This resource also lists warning signs of suicidal behavior, and describes how to help someone who is at risk for suicide. National Strategy for Suicide Prevention 2012: Goals and Objectives for Action This report outlines a national strategy to guide actions for suicide prevention. It highlights objectives and goals across four strategic directions: wellness and empowerment, prevention services, treatment and support services, and surveillance. TIP 48: Managing Depressive Symptoms in Substance Abuse Clients During Early Recovery This guide helps substance use counselors treat clients with symptoms of depression and substance use conditions. Program administrators will learn how to integrate depression treatment into early drug treatment. The guidelines cover screening, assessment, treatment, counseling, cultural competence, and continuing care. Access the literature review. Promoting Emotional Health and Preventing Suicide This toolkit equips senior living staff with resources to promote mental health, suicide prevention, and encourages active participation among residents. It includes guidelines for integrating suicide prevention into ongoing programs, hands-on tools, and training manuals. Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for High Schools This toolkit assists high schools and school districts in designing and implementing strategies to prevent suicide and promote behavioral health. The toolkit includes tools to implement a multifaceted suicide prevention program that responds to the needs and cultures of students. Access the high school kit promotional flyer. Behavioral Health Issues Among Afghanistan and Iraq U.S. War Veterans This guide highlights behavioral health challenges facing veterans who have served in Afghanistan and Iraq. It presents challenges related to substance misuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and suicide. The guide also discusses screening tools and intervention.