CDC Releases the Suicide Prevention Resource for Action

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated, expanded, and renamed its former guide Preventing Suicide: A Technical Package of Policy, Programs, and Practices.  The resource now includes strategies with the best available evidence to prevent risk for suicide to lessen the immediate and long-term harms of suicidal behavior for individuals, families, and communities.  Recent data from the CDC showed that suicide rates were consistently higher in rural areas than in metropolitan areas, with the highest rates among non-Hispanic American Indian/Alaska Natives in rural counties.