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Preventing suicide: a global imperative.


World Health Organization

Subject Keywords: Suicide prevention, Suicide, Death, Bereavement
Topic: Mental Health
Catalogue: Research and Evaluation
Type: Report
Region: Republic of Ireland

Every 40 seconds a person dies by suicide somewhere in the world. "Preventing suicide: a global imperative" is the first WHO report of its kind. It aims to increase awareness of the public health significance of suicide and suicide attempts, to make suicide prevention a higher priority on the global public health agenda, and to encourage and support countries to develop or strengthen comprehensive suicide prevention strategies in a multi-sectoral public health approach. The report provides a global knowledge base on suicide and suicide attempts as well as actionable steps for countries based on their current resources and context to move forward in suicide prevention.





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Suggested citation:

World Health Organization. (2014) Preventing suicide: a global imperative. [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 18th September 2019].


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