Populations and Settings

Champions challenge and lead health and behavioral health care systems to improve the care provided for individuals at risk for suicide.

Substance Use Disorder Treatment

The vital role that substance use disorder treatment settings play in suicide prevention is becoming increasingly recognized. Suicide is a leading cause of death among people who misuse alcohol and drugs. Experts point to “disinhibition” as an effect of intoxication. Cohesive, integrated strategies are required to address the intersection between substance use disorder and suicidal ideation.1 

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  • 1. SAMHSA, 2008; HHS, 2012; Wilcox, Conner, & Caine, 2004; Pompilli et al., 2010 as cited in: Substance Use and Suicide: A Nexus Requiring a Public Health Approach, SAMHSA, 2016, p. 3
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Beckstead, D. J., Lambert, M. J., DuBose, A. P., & Linehan, M. (2015). Dialectical behavior therapy with American...

The Zero Suicide framework is based on the foundational belief that gaps in suicide care exist in sometimes fragmented and distracted health and behavioral health (HBH) systems...

Suicide and drug overdose deaths in the United States, regardless of age or race, have increased since 2001 and the rate of drug overdose death surpassed that of suicide in...

SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT) and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) hosted a national webinar series that explores the...

SPRC and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention are able to make this web site available thanks to support from Universal Health Services (UHS) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) (grant 1 U79 SM0559945).

No official endorsement by SAMHSA, DHHS, or UHS for the information on this web site is intended or should be inferred.