Here4Hope Promoting Efforts to Reduce Access to Lethal Means with New Resource

April 2, 2020

Promoting efforts to reduce the availability, accessibility and attractiveness of the means of suicide among individuals with identified suicide risk is an evidenced based suicide prevention intervention that can save lives.

A person’s distress can sometimes escalate rapidly into thoughts of suicide and trying to end their life. The impulse and the readiness to end one’s life can be strong but are usually short lived. In this context suicide attempts usually occur with little or no planning and the method a person chose often depends on availability.

Here4Hope is releasing a new resource developed by the Mental Health Commission of Canada Roots of Hope Project aimed at helping to reduce suicides by creating safety at home.