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The Levels of Prevention

CDC’s VetoViolence focuses on primary prevention: stopping violence before it occurs. Immediate and long-term responses to violence are also imperative to reducing the effects of violence.

Discussion Forum

Catch the webcast re-cap of the CDC Public Health Grand Rounds conversation from Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 1pm EDT, to learn about the role public health can play in preventing suicide.

Video & Audio

Join the movement and share your commitment to helping prevent suicide.

Social Media

Summary: Help honor National Suicide Prevention Month by joining the “Ask the Expert” Forum on Suicide Prevention September 21-25th on the CDC’s VetoViolence Facebook page.


This World Health Organization (WHO) report—the first of its kind—provides a global knowledge base on suicide.


This CDC blog explores how genetic research might offer greater understanding about preventing the tragedy of suicide.


Suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States. Using consistent definitions can help us know where and how it occurs and who is affected. Click here to find C

Risk Factor

Suicide is a complex issue, and our research is helping us better understand it so we can prevent it. Some factors can increase vulnerability to suicidal thoughts or behavior. Other factors in relationships, homes, and communities can help lower the risk. We can stop suicide, before it happens.


Suicide is a leading cause of death. People who attempt suicide and their families, friends and communities can experience physical, emotional, and economic problems. But, preventing suicide is possible. You can help. Learn more.

Fact Sheet

By raising awareness about suicide, we can work together to stop it---before it happens. Learn more by downloading a valuable fact sheet about suicide here.