1.45 Charting the Future of Suicide Prevention: A 2010 Progress Review of the National Strategy and Recommendations for the Decade Ahead
This document was prepared in August 2010 by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC )and Suicide Prevention Action Network USA (SPAN USA).
This report provides an overarching look at the field of suicide prevention in the United States to identify in broad terms what has occurred since the release of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (NSSP) developed in 2000 Under Surgeon General David Satcher, as well as to highlight the most critical areas in which more needs to be done. No formal evaluation of the impact of the NSSP was planned or conducted when the NSSP was released. Since the NSSP has served as a common reference point for those involved in the field, its organization was used in this report to identify and organize issues, actions, and problems. The review was designed to draw upon a wide variety of information culled from public sources and knowledgeable informants to paint a picture of developments and areas of need to be addressed in the field of suicide prevention.
To read the full report, visit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention online library at www.sprc.org.