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Suicide Prevention Strategies

Two examples of suicide prevention strategies which aim to raise public awareness are outlined. The first is Scotland’s ‘Choose Life’, the second South Africa’s ‘Suicide Notes Talk Too Late’. Case …

Media Guidance for the Reporting of Suicide

There is some evidence to support the notion that media reporting of suicide can influence suicidal behaviours. Therefore the media has responsibilities in terms of safely reporting suicides. Please note …

Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Disease prevention can be considered as being specific, population-based or individual-based interventions that aim to minimise the burden of diseases and associated risk factors. The ultimate goal is to reduce …

Global Legality Of Suicide

Historically, across the world, the majority of countries had laws which punished individuals who had attempted suicide. Nowadays, however, most countries have decriminalised suicide. However, there are still countries where …

Introducing Stigma

The reason that we look at stigma within suicide prevention is two-fold. Firstly, stigma can represent the reason that we may have incomplete data related to suicide and attempted suicide. …

Issues with Data

Rates of reported suicide vary across the globe as highlighted in the previous section. There are also some differences in rates between high-income countries and low and middle income countries. …

Disabled comments

As stated on this course description page, the comments for this course are disabled. This decision was made so that this course can run and provide an educationally focused place …

Role Of Mental Illness

Although suicidal behaviour is rare in Western countries in the absence of current major mental illness, it should be noted that suicidal behaviour is very complex and multifactorial and involves …