PRIORITY 6

Invest in prevention and early intervention approaches that treat the root causes of suicide and mental health problems.

We must invest in prevention and early intervention approaches in a range of settings, including schools, places of employment, and community spaces. In addition, the mental health impact of COVID-19 has not only hit marginalized communities hard but has unduly strained the lives of those fighting on the frontlines, from delivery workers to health care professionals to first responders. We must assess and care for the needs of essential works and first responders by measuring the mental and emotional effects of this pandemic on these individuals. 

Dr. Arthur Evans
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Priority 6 Calls to Action

Priority 6 is one of six strategic imperatives the National Response has identified to help transform mental health and suicide prevention nationwide in the wake of the pandemic and beyond. The related Priority 6 calls to action that follow were developed by the National Response Steering Committee in order to foster a comprehensive and impactful response to the significant mental health and suicide prevention needs associated with the coronavirus pandemic.

Priority 6 Calls to Action

 

Priority 6 Work Group

Priority 6 is one of six strategic imperatives the National Response has identified to help transform mental health and suicide prevention nationwide in the wake of the pandemic and beyond.

The co-leaders of the multi-sector Priority 6 Work Group are:

  • Dr. Arthur Evans, Chief Executive Officer, American Psychological Association
  • Dr. Jerry Reed, Senior Vice President, Practice Leadership, Education Development Center

 

Please visit this page often for progress updates and for information on how you can get involved.

 


Priority 6 Specific Resources

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