We continue our special look at guns and public health in the United States. This week, we’re looking at how easily accessible firearms complicate the suicide rate in the United States. While people have always committed suicide, guns certainly make suicide attempts a lot more likely to succeed. Once again, there are things we can do to mitigate this.
This series was produced with support from the NIHCM Foundation.
- Guns and Suicide in the United States
- Florida Bill Could Muzzle Doctors On Gun Safety
- Hospitalizations Due to Firearm Injuries in Children and Adolescents
- The Association Between Presence of Children in the Home and Firearm-Ownership and -Storage Practices
- Injuries and deaths due to firearms in the home
- Firearm-Related Injuries Affecting the Pediatric Population
- Youth Suicide and Access to Guns
- Widening Rural-Urban Disparities in Youth Suicides, United States, 1996-2010
- The accessibility of firearms and risk for suicide and homicide victimization among household members: a systematic review and meta-analysis