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Running head: Unit 2 Assignment1SS238-01 Engagement Civic & Citizen Driven Public PolicyUnit 2 AssignmentKris ArcherDecember 13, 2020
Unit 2 Assignment2Unit 2 AssignmentSuicide is a subject that no ones want to talk about or face, but it is a serious problem in the United States and all over the world. Suicide awareness and prevention is important and in order to save lives it must be brought to the public’s attention. In order to do this suicide awareness and prevention needs to be presented as a public policy. There are three factors that must be involved when this public policy takes shape. Those factors include political, social, and economic. These factors will each impact the suicide awareness and prevention public policy in their own way. Political factors help shape the suicide prevention and awareness public policy. According to the Suicide Prevention Resource Center, the Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act of 2004 and the Joshua Omvig Veterans Suicide Prevention Suicide Act of 2007 were critical to furthering suicide prevention among teens and veterans. (Suicide Prevention Resource Center, 2016). Other political factors that influence suicide awareness and prevention are training,