Lethal Means & Suicide Prevention: A Guide for Community & Industry Leaders is a guide written by the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention. It describes the role and impact of limiting access to lethal means in preventing death by suicide.
This paper describes the role and impact of reducing access to lethal means in preventing suicide. First, it presents an overview of suicide in the United States, including data for a broad range of lethal means. Then it highlights actions, for which there is cross-sector support, that governments, organizations, and industries are taking to advance Goal 6 of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. Goal 6 of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention promotes efforts to reduce access to lethal means of suicide among individuals with identified suicide risk. The paper concludes by discussing key recommendations for a collective path forward.
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This resource was first shared in 2020.