Year: 2001 Source: Rockville, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, 2001. 204p. SIEC No: 20020199

This National Strategy for Suicide Prevention is based on existing knowledge about suicidal behaviour & suicide prevention. It employs a public health approach. The introduction of this text outlines the components of a comprehensive suicide prevention plan, describes the public health approach as it relates to suicide, & summarizes the knowledge gained from the experience of suicide prevention initiatives in other nations. Following the introduction, each of the 11 goals of the strategy are discussed in detail under the headings: why is this goal important to the national strategy; background information & current status, & how will the objectives facilitate achievement of the goal.