Over 700 000 people lose their life to suicide every year. Reducing the global suicide mortality rate by one third by 2030 is both a target and indicator in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and in WHO’s Mental Health Action Plan 2013-2030.
The development of National Suicide Prevention Strategies have been identified as a proven systematic, evidence based response to preventing suicide that combines both community based approaches and government policy. To date, an estimated 40 countries are known to have developed a national suicide prevention strategy, and in many other countries there are regional programmes or less comprehensive suicide prevention projects and activities.
Partnerships for Life Aim

Regions

Partnerships for Life networks are active in each of the six WHO regions, identifying contacts in over 60% of countries, in the context of a global five-year programme that takes into account the stage of suicide prevention strategy development in each country. The initiative is led by a steering group chaired by Professor Stephen Platt.

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