Over 700,000 people are lost to suicide every year, and many more are affected by suicide and suicidal behaviors. The urgent need to act to prevent suicide is recognized and prioritized in UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3: Good Health and Well-Being, which targets the reduction of global suicide rates by one third.
Suicide is a serious public health issue, and preventing suicides and reducing their risk are complex endeavors, that require planning and strategizing on all levels of society. Research from a variety of disciplines contributes to the understanding of suicide and its prevention, and is the foundation of actionable, evidence-based policies and strategies.
Below you will find a special compilation of expert insights, blog posts, book chapters, and articles on this complex, multi-factorial challenge. This selection of research was carefully curated to offer a broad view of suicide, support the identification of suicide risk, and advance practices and strategies for suicide prevention. Explore meaningful and impactful content, that supports researchers and practitioners, and also raises awareness and reduces stigma of suicide.