Mental health

Preventing suicide: a community engagement toolkit Pilot version 1.0

World Health Organization

Publication details

Number of pages: 82
Publication date: 2016
Languages: English
WHO reference number: WHO/MSD/MER/16.6



Communities can play a critical role in suicide prevention. Facilitating community engagement in suicide prevention is an important task. The toolkit is a step-by-step guide for communities to engage in suicide prevention activities and have ownership of the process and keep efforts sustained. It is hoped that the pilot version will be used, after necessary adaptation, in many countries and contexts, so that the final product can be strengthened and become more effective and user-friendly.