Year: 2017 Source: Current Opinion in Psychology. (2018). 22: 7-11. SIEC No: 20170492


Firearms account for approximately half of all suicides in the US.

Firearm ownership and unsafe storage increase risk of firearm suicide.

Firearm knowledge, availability, and acceptability increase risk of firearm suicide.

Means safety strategies are varied and are effective in preventing firearm suicide.

Legislation, safe storage, and lethal means counseling can prevent firearm suicide.