Mental health

Reducing access to means of suicide

[2012]

Recommendation(s)

At the population level, restricting access to means of self-harm (such as pesticides, firearms, high places) is recommended.
Strength of recommendation: STRONG
Quality of the evidence: MODERATE

Collaboration between health and other relevant sectors should be established and the community should be involved actively to find locally feasible ways to implement interventions at the population level to reduce access to means of suicide to decrease deaths from suicide, suicide attempts and acts of self-harm.
Strength of recommendation: STRONG
Quality of the evidence: MODERATE

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