State Suicide Prevention Infrastructure Plan

State Infrastructure Plan

The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)  released the first-ever recommendations for State Suicide Prevention Infrastructure.

Developed with an advisory panel of experts and stakeholders, the guidelines lay out essential infrastructure elements for advancing state suicide prevention efforts.

They are designed to help state policy leaders assess the status of their current infrastructure and guide policymaking, funding, and administrative decisions accordingly.

These guidelines may also be useful to others who support suicide prevention at the federal, state, and local level, including funders, suicide prevention coordinators, prevention coalitions, community organizations, advocates, and researchers.


A strong state infrastructure serves as a solid foundation for effective, comprehensive, and sustained suicide prevention. Working with a panel of experts, SPRC developed these recommendations to help you identify and strengthen key elements of suicide prevention infrastructure in your community.
The recommendations are organized into six essential elements with specific guidance in each area. You can read the recommendations and real-life examples from around the United States on each essential element page: Authorize, Lead, Partner, Examine, Build and Guide. You can also download a PDF of the full recommendations.
View the summary for each element in the image below (select the plus sign to see more) or get a PDF summary of recommendations.