Understanding Risk and Implementing Data-Driven Solutions for Firearm Suicide

Each year, firearms account for half of all the suicide deaths in the U.S. Research has shown that, worldwide, the most effective way to prevent suicide is so-called means safety: making the tools and methods of suicide less accessible and less lethal.

In the U.S., research has shown, time and again, that access to firearms increases the risk for suicide death, particularly when firearms are not stored safely. Means safety, therefore, could be a powerful tool in reducing suicide deaths in America, where firearms are highly lethal, widely available, and frequently used within a specific geographic area.

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Principal Investigators:
Michael D. Anestis PhD, Allison E. Bond MA, Shelby L. Bandel MS

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