Preventing Suicide: A Community Engagement Toolkit

Date: 2019
(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)


Type:  Toolkit
Author:  World Health Organization (WHO) and Mental Health Commission of Canada
Publisher:  World Health Organization

This toolkit is a step-by-step guide for people who would like to initiate suicide prevention activities in their community. It describes a participatory bottom-up process by which communities (including community leaders, health workers, legislators, teachers, social workers, police and firefighters and business leaders) can work together to identify, prioritize and implement activities that are important and appropriate to their local context and that can influence and shape policy and services. Guidance and practical tools to help with goal setting, stakeholder mapping, and development of an action plan are included, as are examples of successful initiatives in the US and throughout the world.