Released September 10, 2012, the 2012 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention is a report from the U.S. Surgeon General and the Action Alliance that details 13 goals and 60 objectives for reducing suicides over the next 10 years. Several of these objectives highlight the responsibility of the Federal Government to provide information on suicide prevention to the Federal workforce and participate in a coordinated and synergistic approach to suicide prevention.
Worksite Health Promotion and Employee Assistance Programs are an integral part of this National Strategy and play a critical role in achieving these objectives by providing educational support and protective factors such as improved social connectedness, problem-solving skills, and general well-being. For more information about your role in this important initiative, go to the Suicide Abuse and Mental Health Administration website.