Discussion Paper: Suicide and Suicidal Behaviour in Women - Issues and Prevention

28 July 2015
This discussion paper focuses on women’s suicidality because it is an important public health issue. The paper will discuss the available data and statistics relating to suicide and suicidal behaviour in women, the most relevant risk factors for women, the subpopulation groups more at-risk, the impact of cultural beliefs and attitudes about gender, and the policy environment. The paper will conclude with recommendations for dialogue and change for the prevention of suicide and suicidal behaviour in women.