Addressing a Crisis

Resources to Prevent Adolescent Suicide and Examples of Where they are Working

Publication Date: Nov 06, 2019

November 6, 2019

Trust for America’s Health has released a new report entitled, Addressing a Crisis: Cross-Sector Strategies to Prevent Adolescent Substance Use and Suicide. This resource is part of their PAIN IN THE NATION SERIES: Building a National Resilience Strategy. The report explores different rates of substance misuse and suicide among youth in rural and urban areas. It also provides an index of programs and policies that work to prevent adolescent substance misuse and suicide offering examples of where they are working.

The introduction states that, “this report highlights the increasing impact of drugs, alcohol, and suicide on adolescents—trends that are extremely concerning and problematic. Yet research and on-the-ground programs demonstrate that we can reduce adolescent substance use and suicide. Solutions are available, and communities are willing and able to take on these challenges. This report shines a light on the policies and programs that work and offers recommendations for meaningful action.”

Access the full report at