Archive for September 8, 2014


spwho2014_report_publication

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key messages from WHO: 

Suicides take a high toll. Over 800 000 people die due to suicide every year and it is

the second leading cause of  death in 15-29-year-olds.

There are indications that for each adult who died of suicide there may have been

more than 20 others attempting suicide.

Suicides are preventable. For national responses to be
effective, a comprehensive multisectoral suicide
prevention strategy is needed.

Restricting access to the means for suicide works. An
effective strategy for preventing suicides and suicide
attempts is to restrict access to the most common means,
including pesticides, firearms and certain medications.

Health-care services need to incorporate suicide
prevention as a core component. Mental disorders and
harmful use of alcohol contribute to many suicides around
the world. Early identification and effective management
are key to ensuring that people receive the care they need.

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inthesetimes

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