Mental health

Publications on suicide prevention

Suicide in the SDGs

Suicide rate, a proposed indicator in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), is included in World Health Statistics 2016: Monitoring health for the SDGs.

Suicide in the Mental Health Action Plan 2013-2020

Suicide and its reduction are an indicator and target in this action plan.

First WHO report on suicide prevention

Framework for public health action for the prevention of suicide


Restricting access to the means for suicide

Preventing Suicide: a resource series

The booklets in Preventing Suicide: a resource series are addressed to specific social and professional groups that are particularly relevant to the prevention of suicide, and include resources for the following:

  • General physicians
  • Media professionals
  • Teachers
  • Primary health care workers
  • Prison officers
  • Survivors
  • Counsellors
  • At work
  • First line responders
  • Suicide case registration
  • Non-fatal suicidal behaviour case registration

Suicide in mhGAP

Self-harm/suicide is a priority condition in the WHO mental health Gap Action Programme (mhGAP)

Community engagement toolkit

Suicide and Suicide Prevention in Asia