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.)


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.

Settings:  American Indian/Alaska Native Settings
About Suicide:  Substance Abuse, Suicidal Thoughts and Behavior, Attempts, Risk and Protective Factors
Planning and Implementing:  Overview of Suicide Prevention
Strategies:  Overview of Strategies