Accelerating Actionable Solutions:
Six Strategic Priorities
Mental health and suicide prevention have never been more critical to the nation’s overall health and well-being. This watershed moment provides a unique opportunity for the nation to emerge with lasting systems and policy changes that ensure everyone can access the care, support, and services they need and deserve—where and when they need them.
The National Response is focused on six strategic priorities to help transform mental health and suicide prevention nationwide in the wake of the pandemic:
National Response Action Plan
To help advance the National Response's six priorities, the National Response Steering Committee released An Action Plan for Strengthening Mental Health and Prevention of Suicide in the Aftermath of COVID-19 (Action Plan), which outlines concrete strategies for achieving meaningful and lasting change.
The National Response recognizes the urgency in addressing mental health and suicide prevention now and in the aftermath of COVID-19. We encourage you to take action today to advance this work—especially partners and leaders who have the opportunity to implement lasting systems, programs, and policy solutions, such as federal and state policymakers, government agencies and non-profit organizations, health care accreditation organizations, professional associations, health care providers, and public and private payers.