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. Suicide Safe Mobile App For individuals at risk of suicide, primary and behavioral health care settings provide unique opportunities to connect with the health care system and access effective treatment. Suicide Safe is a free mobile app that helps providers integrate suicide prevention strategies into their practice and address suicide risk among their patients. The Suicide Safe app is based on SAMHSA's Suicide Assessment Five-Step Evaluation and Triage (SAFE-T) card. Addressing Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Substance Abuse Treatment This guide helps clinicians of substance use disorder treatment facilities implement programs that address suicidal thoughts in patients with substance use disorders. It covers legal and ethical issues, referrals, as well as privacy and confidentiality. SAFE-T Pocket Card: Suicide Assessment Five-Step Evaluation and Triage for Clinicians This resource gives a brief overview on conducting a suicide assessment using a five-step evaluation and triage plan. The five-step plan involves identifying risk factors and protective factors, conducting a suicide inquiry, determining risk level and interventions, and documenting a treatment plan. Download SAMHSA's Suicide Safe mobile app on your mobile device.