The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention created task forces in late December to address suicide prevention efforts among three high-risk populations – LGBT youth, Native Americans and military servicemembers and veterans.
The NSSP, a private-partnership campaign established in September, previously created three other task forces to address suicide prevention.
“I am heartened that we are focusing attention on communities hardest hit by suicide. By shining a light on their struggles I am optimistic we can help them identify solutions and bring hope for a better tomorrow,” said Gordon H. Smith, co-chair of the campaign. Smith is a former U.S. senator who championed passage of the 2004 Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act following the loss of his son to suicide.