We hope everyone is enjoying their summer so far and staying cool. Below you will find the most recent studies from our Consortium members and friends.
We want to highlight a new paper, “Limiting access to lethal means: applying the social ecological model for firearm suicide prevention,” that we recently published in Injury Prevention. The paper identifies different interventions at four levels of the social ecological model to temporarily reduce access to firearms when an individual is at risk for suicide. Taken together with upstream interventions such as mental health care and treatment for substance use disorder, these interventions are part of a comprehensive strategy to reduce firearm suicide.
We created a brief fact sheet that highlights the important information from the article, and if you’d like to read the accompanying press release, it is available here.
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