Resource: Effective Suicide Prevention Model - Comprehensive Approach
Author: Suicide Prevention Resource Center
Purpose: “To help develop and implement suicide prevention efforts in any setting.”
Relationship to the CDC suicide prevention technical package: The Effective Suicide Prevention Model has three components: Strategic Planning, Keys to Success, and Comprehensive Approach. The nine strategies in the Comprehensive Approach overlap significantly with the strategies in the CDC technical package.
In addition to clinical and individual strategies, the CDC technical package includes more upstream strategies and approaches, in particular:
Strengthening economic supports
Creating protective environments: This strategy expands beyond reducing access to lethal means — a form of crisis intervention — to include upstream changes in organizational policies and culture, and community-based policies to reduce excessive alcohol use.
The table below matches the Comprehensive Approach strategies with the corresponding strategy or approach from the CDC technical package.