This report aims to evaluate a range of community-based suicide prevention events in the form of guest speakers, training, and travelling road shows that were initiated in the trial region between January 2017 and November 2020. Thereby, providing insight into the value of these community events as experienced by attendees to identify those events that[…]
The Americas encompass the entirety of the continents of North America and South America, representing 49 countries. Together, they make up most of Earth’s western hemisphere. The population is over 1 billion (2006 figure), with over 65 % living in one of the three most populated countries (the United States, Brazil, and Mexico). The Americas[…]
This article provides an overview of the public health approach to suicide in Ireland. The authors provide detail on the current suicide prevention strategy in Ireland, Connecting for Life, which is a whole-of-government, systemic, multicomponent national strategy. As the strategy enters its final extended phase of implementation over the period 2020-2024, the public health elements[…]
Reducing military and veteran suicide: Advancing a comprehensive, cross-sector, evidence-informed public health strategy
Suicide among service members, veterans, and their families is a public health and national security crisis. In 2019 alone, the Department of Veterans Affairs reported that 6,261 veterans died by suicide. The Department of Defense reported 580 suicide deaths among Active Components, Reserve, and National Guard service members in 2020; and 202 suicide deaths among[…]
Working together to prevent suicide in Canada: The Federal Framework for Suicide Prevention 2020 Progress Report
The 2020 Progress Report on the Federal Framework for Suicide Prevention provides an update on federal activities related to suicide prevention between 2018 and 2020.
The National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan sets out the Australian Government’s commitment to supporting mental health and suicide prevention for all Australians, and responds to the findings of the Productivity Commission Inquiry Report into Mental Health and the National Suicide Prevention Adviser’s Final Advice.
The Surgeon General’s call to action to implement the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention: A report of the U.S. Surgeon General and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention
The Call to Action
The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Implement the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (Call to Action) seeks to advance progress toward full implementation of the National Strategy, while taking into account the unique challenges and opportunities of our times. Like the National Strategy8 (p. 8), this Call to Action[…]
Are national suicide prevention programs effective? A comparison of 4 verum and 4 control countries over 30 years
Suicide and non-fatal suicidal behavior are significant public health issues worldwide requiring effective preventive interventions. Methods
The aim of the present study was to analyze the effectiveness of national suicide prevention programs taking a statistical approach involving the segmented regression analysis of interrupted time series data. Results
This study demonstrates that[…]
National suicide prevention strategies are essential for elevating suicide prevention on the political agenda. A national strategy and associated action plan are necessary to push forward the implementation of suicide prevention. Without these, efforts are likely to abate and suicide prevention will remain negelected. This document aims to serve as a resource and inspire governments[…]