Suicide Prevention in the Workplace

Approximately 70% of suicides are among working age adults and the number of suicides in this age group is rising. Reaching working age adults with suicide prevention messaging can be a significant challenge. They are dispersed throughout communities in a very broad range of settings, but most adults spend a significant amount of their time at work. For many time at work is balanced, often precariously, against the need to care for children and aging parents at home with few resources left over for self care. Despite the challenges, the call to action is clear.

Comprehensive strategies for workplace suicide prevention have been developed that are based on successful, evidenced-based programs. The resources in this collection have been developed based on these programs and strategies. We encourage you to use the following resources to promote workplace suicide prevention in your community, and share there with others.