In order to effectively prevent suicide, broad collaboration is needed between the Swedish government and the Swedish Parliament, authorities, municipalities and county councils, universities and colleges, voluntary organisations and organisations that support bereaved families. We all have an important shared duty to work so that fewer people in the future take their own lives. The national action programme adopted by the Swedish Parliament in 2008 contains nine strategic areas of action to reduce the incidence of suicide. This brochure provides examples of what initiatives can be used in order to achieve this goal, and is directed at everyone working on, or about to start working on, suicide prevention work in, for example, a municipality, region or other type of organisation.
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