Substance use and suicide: A nexus requiring a public health approach
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Fact Sheet/Issue Brief
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
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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.