As we look ahead to Suicide Prevention Month in September, the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention – the nation’s public-private partnership with 250+ partner organizations – hopes to again unite the field to push out messages about the important role we all play in being there for others. It’s important that our field works together to develop and promote consistent messages of hope and help-seeking, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Action Alliance’s Framework for Successful Messaging, highlighted during the webinar Developing and Delivering Effective Suicide Prevention Messaging: We All Play A Role, outlines the key components to consider when messaging to the public about suicide, including: identifying a strategy, ensuring safety, conveying a positive narrative, and following applicable guidelines.

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