Suicide Prevention: A Community Approach

Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in America (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 2017).  According to the CDC, Americans attempt suicide 1.1 million times a year and a life is lost to suicide every 12.3 minutes. Suicide is  present within the Muslim  community. In an effort to address this issue, The Family & Youth Institute (FYI) developed community resources to help suicide attempt survivors, suicide loss survivors, those with suicidal ideation, and family and friends affected by suicide.  These suicide prevention and intervention resources include: 1) a community action guide, 2)  prevention infographics, 3) intervention infographics, 4) a toolkit and 5) a video by the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention featuring Dr. Sawssan Ahmed, an FYI researcher.

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