Suicide Prevention

Suicide or thoughts of suicide are a serious problem in our society, especially for older adults. This discussion of this problem -- its scope and solutions -- was created by subject matter experts from Alameda County.

The information is broken into several sections:

  1. Helen
  2. The Problem
  3. Solutions
  4. Recommendations

You can download this Issue Brief below; there is also a two-page Fact Sheet and Talking Points, suitable for meetings with policymakers. Resources for Policy and Planning provides additional information on suicide prevention.

Issue Brief

Download the complete document.
Download Issue Brief

Fact Sheet

Two-page graphic fact sheet about social isolation.
Download Fact Sheet

Talking Points

Key messages about the issue.
Download Talking Points