Suicide methods in Asia: Implications in suicide prevention.

As the largest continent in the World, Asia accounts for about 60% of World suicides. Preventing suicide by restricting access to suicide methods is one of the few evidence-based suicide prevention strategies. However, there has been a lack of systematic exploration of suicide methods in Asian countries. To amend this shortage, the current review examines […]

Globalization and suicide: an ecological study across five regions of the world.

The impact of globalization on health is recognized to be influenced by country and regional-level factors. This study aimed to investigate the possible relationship between globalization and suicide in five world regions. An index measure of globalization was developed at the country level over 1980 to 2006. The association between the index and sex specific […]

Making Sense of a Senseless Act.

China accounts for an estimated 22% of global suicides, or roughly 200,000 deaths every year. In India, twice as many people took their own lives in 2010 as died from HIV/AIDS. By comparison, the World Health Organization estimates that suicides in high-income countries total only 140,000 a year. Suicide rates in Japan and South Korea, […]

Suicide and Suicide Prevention in Asia

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Suicide and Suicide Prevention in Asia(IN: Suicide and Suicide Prevention in Asia, ed. by H Hendin)

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Epidemiology of Suicide in Asia (IN: Suicide and Suicide Prevention in Asia, edited by H Hendin)

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Socio-economic, Cultural and Religious Factors Affecting Suicide Prevention in Asia(IN: Suicide and Suicide Prevention in Asia, ed. by H Hendin)

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Creating Public Awareness in Asia of Depression as Treatable and Suicide as Preventable(IN: Suicide and Suicide Prevention in Asia, ed. by H Hendin)

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Improving Portrayal of Suicide in the Media in Asia(IN: Suicide and Suicide Prevention in Asia, ed. by H Hendin)

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Educating Gatekeepers in Asia(IN: Suicide and Suicide Prevention in Asia, ed. by H Hendin)

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Innovative Approaches in Asia to Identifying Those at Risk for Suicide(IN: Suicide and Suicide Prevention in Asia, ed. by H Hendin)

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Reducing Access in Asia to Lethal Means of Self-Harm(IN: Suicide and Suicide Prevention in Asia, ed. by H Hendin)

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Improving Treatment in Asia of Depression and Other Disorders That Convey Suicide Risk(IN: Suicide and Suicide Prevention in Asia, ed. by H Hendin)

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Addressing in Asia the Problems of Survivors of Suicide(IN: Suicide and Suicide Prevention in Asia, ed. by H Hendin)

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Suicide Prevention in Asia: Future Directions(IN: Suicide and Suicide Prevention in Asia, ed. by H Hendin)

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Adolescent Suicide in the Middle East: Ostrich Head in Sand

In this letter to the editor, the author comments on the neglect of adolescent suicide in Middle East countries. He attributes this to a lack of research on adolescent mental health, the absence of an integrated management approach to adolescent health problems, & the lack of study on subthreshold syndromes related to depression, & the […]

Suicide in Asia

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Book Review-Suicide Prevention. Meeting the Challenge Together, ed. by L Vijayakumar

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Self Poisoning With Pesticides

About 63% of global deaths from self harm occur in the Asia Pacific region. Most of these deaths occur in rural areas, where easy access to highly toxic pesticides turns many impulsive acts of self poisoning into suicide. The authors argue that the World Health Organization’s recent recommendations to focus suicide prevention strategies on the […]

Burning Charcoal: a Novel and Contagious Method of Suicide in Asia

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Suicide in the Indian Subcontinent

Presentation made at “Suicide: Interplay of Genes and Environment”, an international meeting held May 10-12, 2000 at Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Suicide in India

The epidemiology of suicide in India from 1975-1994 was explored, with data on suicide rates by gender, the methods used for suicide, & the officially recorded motives for suicide. In 1991, the Indian suicide rate was 9.2/100,000, with a male rate of 10.6 & a female rate of 7.9. The most common methods were poisoning […]

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