Substance use and suicide: A nexus requiring a public health approach

Date: 2015
(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)

Information

Type:  Fact Sheet/Issue Brief
Author:  Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Publisher:  Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Substance use is linked to a substantial number of suicides and attempts. The brief provides state and tribal prevention professionals with information on the scope of the problem, an understanding of traditional barriers to collaboration and current programming and ways to work with behavioral health professionals to develop a cohesive strategy within a public health framework to reduce suicidal behaviors and suicide.