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Recording link: Nexus of Substance Misuse Prevention and Suicide Prevention

The focus of this session is on the nexus between substance misuse prevention and suicide prevention efforts. While multiple factors influence suicidal behaviors, substance use—especially alcohol use—is a significant factor that is linked to a substantial number of suicides and suicide attempts.



  • Discuss the complex relationship between suicide and substance misuse.
  • List shared risk and protective factors between suicide and substance misuse disorders
  • List the barriers to collaboration between the suicide prevention field and substance misuse prevention
  • Describe collaboration strategies for substance use prevention professionals and the suicide prevention field to improve public health and community conditions.