PREVENTS: The President's Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End a National Tragedy of Suicide   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the Overview: "The vision of PREVENTS [The President's Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End a National Tragedy of Suicide] is to prevent suicide, which requires culture change, seamless access to care, a connected research ecosystem, and robust community engagement. To achieve these ambitious goals, an integrated action plan is needed to develop, implement, and evaluate programs, research, policies, and a communication campaign. Ten recommendations have been created to guide the direction of the action plan. Over 150 subject matter experts from more than 15 Federal agencies have (1) identified the most critical problems for existing suicide prevention efforts, (2) carefully studied existing background information to understand the current state, (3) conducted detailed analysis of potential solutions, and (4) recommended next steps for solving each problem. Because an integrated, comprehensive approach is essential to effective suicide prevention, each recommendation requires a combination of programs, research, policies, and communication strategies to ensure effective execution and coordinated action among and between Federal agencies."

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