The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention Framework for Successful Messaging was informed by an analysis of the state of suicide prevention messaging, a review of relevant research and best practices, and extensive consultations with experts and stakeholders throughout the development process.

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The background research, with citations and references, is compiled in this PDF publication for download or online reading:


  • Key Findings
  • Rationale for the Framework
  • Public Opinion Data
  • Progress Review of Goal 1 of the 2001 National Strategy
  • Messaging in the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (NSSP)
  • Expert Panel, January 2013
  • Research on Suicide- and Mental Health-Related Media Campaigns
  • Research on Health Communication Campaigns, Social Marketing, and Health Behavior Change
  • Safe Messaging
  • References