Through collaborating with other organizations, accrediting bodies, professional associations, and leaders in other industry sectors, AFSP is focusing its prevention efforts on the kinds of programs, policies and interventions that will save the most lives in the shortest amount of time.
Firearms and Suicide Prevention = Save 9,500 Lives
At the National level, if 50 percent of all individuals who purchase a Firearm are exposed to suicide prevention education (assuming just 20 percent effectiveness of the education), we can expect an estimated 9,500 lives saved through 2025.
Large Healthcare Systems = Save 9,200 Lives
If we do a better job of identifying people who are at risk in Large Healthcare Systems (such as during a primary care visit), provide them with a short-term intervention and include better follow-up care, we can expect an estimated 9,200 lives saved through 2025. In the area of large healthcare systems, expanding the use of the Zero Suicide approach also shows promise for reducing suicides among those seen in large healthcare systems. By fully integrating suicide prevention across a healthcare system, patients at risk for suicide would be identified and appropriately cared for without falling through the cracks.
Emergency Departments = Save 1,100 Lives
If we do a better job of identifying people at risk for suicide (through screening) in Emergency Departments, and providing them with a short-term intervention like Safety Planning and include better follow-up care, we can expect to save an estimated 1,100 lives through 2025.
Based on these findings, AFSP intends to collaborate with other organizations, accrediting bodies and professional associations as well as leaders in other industry sectors, to implement specific strategies for reducing the rate of suicide, and focus its prevention efforts on the kinds of programs, policies and interventions that will save the most lives in the shortest amount of time.▲ Back to Top
Research and Project 2025
News about Project 2025
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Launches Project 2025 — AFSP’s official press release about Project 2025
Gun Group Partners with Suicide Prevention Effort – Guns.com, August 2016
The Top Gun Industry Trade Group Just Pledged to Help to Prevent Nearly 10,000 Suicides — The Trace, August 2016
This gun store owner has a radical plan for preventing suicides by gun — Upworthy, September 2016▲ Back to Top