Suicide Prevention in the Community

Suicide Prevention in the Community (2023) - Connecting, Communicating, Caring: A Practical Guide aims to offer practical, evidence-based guidance to help and encourage communities who want to get involved in suicide prevention by building their understanding, knowledge and skills.

It promotes consistent and safe messages and provides information on how to respond to suicide in a balanced and sensitive way. Informed by experiences and knowledge built up over the years, real-life case study examples are outlined of activities, initiatives and programmes being carried out throughout Ireland.

This book was produced by Mary O’Sullivan (HSE Resource Officer for Suicide Prevention) in collaboration with HSE colleagues, and other statutory, voluntary and community groups working in suicide prevention in Ireland. It was edited by Eithne Tiernan and published by the HSE National Office for Suicide Prevention (NOSP) in 2023.

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