Despite the fact that more is being done today to prevent suicide than at any other time in history, the rate of suicide continues to rise in the United States. Led by the largest suicide prevention organization in the United States, with guidance from the top minds in the field and dynamic data modeling, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has determined the programs, policies and interventions that will prevent as many suicides as possible. Project 2025 is the collaborative effort to implement and scale these strategies nationwide.
By partnering with organizations in these four areas, we CAN achieve our goal of reducing the annual suicide rate 20 percent by 2025 making it the lowest it’s been in 30 years.
Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Senior Director, Communications
National Shooting Sports Foundation
By working with key partners, we can educate the range, retail, and broader firearms-owning communities on how to spot suicide risk, and know what steps they can take to save lives.
If half the people who purchase firearms are exposed to suicide prevention education, we can expect an estimated 9,500 lives saved through 2025.
of all suicides in the U.S. are by firearm.
of all firearm deaths are suicides.
people are lost each year to suicide by firearm.
Staff Scientist/ Clinical Psychologist
National Institute of Mental Health
Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
Suicide Prevention Branch Chief
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Senior Vice President, Clinical Services, and Division Compliance Officer
Universal Health Services
Project 2025 is collaborating with the country’s largest healthcare systems and accrediting organizations to accelerate the acceptance and adoption of risk identification and suicide prevention strategies we know work.
By identifying one out of every five at-risk people in large healthcare systems – such as during primary care and behavioral health visits – and providing them with short-term intervention and better follow-up care, we can expect an estimated 9,200 lives saved through 2025.
Up to 45%
of people who die by suicide visit their primary care physician in the month prior to their death.
National Institute of Mental Health Director
National Institute of Mental Health
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
University of Toronto
Professor of Emergency Medicine
UMass Medical School
Executive Vice President
Health Care Quality Evaluation at The Joint Commission in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois
Basic screening and interventions can provide a safety net for at-risk patients seen in emergency departments.
Project 2025 is educating emergency medicine providers, and collaborating with key accrediting and professional organizations to improve the acceptance and adoption of suicide screening and preventative intervention as the standard in emergency care.
By screening one out of five people seen in ERs, and providing short-term interventions such as Safety Planning and follow-up care, we can expect an estimated 1,100 lives saved through 2025.
39% of people
who die by suicide make an Emergency Department visit in the year prior to their death.
Chief Health Officer
National Commission on Correctional Healthcare
Executive Director of the Cook County Department of Corrections
Spring 2018 Resident Fellow, The University of Chicago
We need to change the culture of suicide prevention in our country’s jails and prisons.
By screening for and identifying 50% of at-risk individuals at key points within the corrections system, such as at times of entry and exit, and delivering comprehensive care that addresses both physical and mental health, we can expect an estimated 1,100 lives saved through 2025.
Suicide is the
of death in jails.
According to recent data, suicide in prisons has
in the past several years.