Controlling access to suicide means.


Searching for suicide methods: Accessibility of information about helium as a method of suicide on the internet.

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Suicide prevention by limiting access to methods: A review of theory and practice.

This review discusses the limitation of access to suicide methods as a way to prevent suicide, an approach which forms a major component of many national suicide prevention strategies. An important distinction is made between efforts that attempt to limit physical access to suicide methods and those that attempt to reduce the cognitive availability of […]

Suicide Prevention Priorities 2011

In this proposal, the Irish Association of Suicidology has set key priorities in relation to suicide & deliberate self-harm prevention, including: providing training to agencies working with people who are unemployed &/or experiencing financial hardship; guidelines for assessment & aftercare of deliberate self-harm presentations to emergency departments; expanding the Suicide Support & Information System; accreditation […]

Do gun Buybacks Save Lives? Evidence From Panel Data

In 1997, Australia implemented a gun buyback program that reduced the stock of firearms by around one-fifth (& nearly halved the number of gun-owning households). Using differences across states, the authors tested whether the reduction in firearms availability affected homicide & suicide rates. It was found that the buyback led to a drop in the […]

Self-Harm and Self-Poisoning in Southern India: Choice of Poisoning Agents and Treatment

Community-based surveillance over a period of 2 years recorded cases of suicide & attempted suicide in a population of 108,000 people living in a primarily rural area of southern India. The overall suicide rate was 71.4 per 100,000 population; the highest burden was among men. 31% of victims died by self-poisoning & 80% of these […]

Who are the Owners of Firearms Used in Adolescent Suicides?

The source of firearms used in adolescent suicides was examined using data from the National Violent Injury Statistics System. Data represent the 63 firearms suicides among youth, less than 18 years of age, that occurred in 2001 or 2002 in 1 of 4 states (Connecticut, Maine, Utah, Wisconsin) or 2 metropolitan counties (San Francisco, California; […]

Otago Suicide Prevention Action Plan 2010 – 2012

The purpose of this Suicide Prevention Action Plan is to address the goals & outcomes of the New Zealand Suicide Prevention Strategy, through the development of community & organisational-level interventions. The Plan is based on the specific issues, needs, & capacity of the Otago community. The goals of the Action Plan are to: improve the […]

Wiregrass Suicide Prevention Services Plan 2010

The goal of the Wiregrass Suicide Prevention Services Plan is to reduce the incidence of suicide & non-lethal suicidal behaviour in the Wiregrass, Alabama area. The goals & objectives associated with each of the 3 stated purposes – raise awareness, provide intervention, use research methodology – are outlined.

Refreshing the National Strategy and Action Plan to Prevent Suicide in Scotland: Report of the National Suicide Prevention Working Group

This document outlines the history of the national suicide prevention strategy in Scotland. A new set of objectives to inform the work for the remaining 2-2.5 years of the strategy is set out & includes: identifying & intervening to reduce suicidal behaviour in high-risk groups; developing & implementing a coordinated approach to reduce suicidal behaviour; […]

A Framework for the Development of a Suicide Prevention Strategy

The purpose of this document is provide recommendations or strategies aimed at the prevention of suicide in London-Middlesex. 5 key recommendations include: improve intervention & treatment for those at risk of suicide; improve interventions & support for those affected by suicide; increase efforts to reduce access to lethal means of suicide; increase research activities; & […]

Restricting the Means of Suicide by Charcoal Burning

File copy includes 6 pages of supplementary data.

A Prospective Study of Suicidal Behaviour in Sundarban Delta, West Bengal, India

A year-long prospective study of all patients admitted for deliberate self-harm at 13 block primary health centres of the Sundarban region was done to examine the sociodemographic profile & clinical outcome of suicidal behaviour. A total of 1614 self-harm subjects were admitted during the year; 143 died. Although women, especially in the younger age groups, […]

The public health priority to address the accessibility and safety of firearms:recommendations for training


Evidence-Based Practice in Suicidology: a Source Book

This edited book on evidence-based practice in suicidology is organized into 4 parts, beginning with the framework. The next section includes 9 chapters on evidence-based strategies for suicide prevention. Part 3 examines evidence-based approaches for specific disorders & behaviours. The final section is comprised of 2 chapters, including a commentary on perspectives in suicide research […]

Safety Plan Treatment Manual to Reduce Suicide Risk: Veteran Version

This manual describes a brief clinical intervention, safety planning, that can serve as a valuable adjunct to risk assessment & may be used with veterans who have attempted suicide, have suicide ideation, have psychiatric disorders that increase suicide risk, or who are otherwise determined to be at high risk for suicide. The purpose of the […]

Suicide by Charcoal Burning in Taiwan, 1995-2006


Suicide Attempts in a Nigerian Military Setting

The characteristics of patients who attempted suicide in a military setting are described & the differences between the attempters & a group of non-suicidal, affective disorder patients are examined. 51 consecutive cases of suicide attempt were compared with a control group with no history of attempted suicide. 60.8% of attempters were under the age of […]

Firearm Availability and Suicide, Homicide, and Unintentional Firearm Deaths Among Women

This study sought to determine whether measures of firearm availability are related to rates of suicide, homicide, & unintentional firearm deaths among American women. Pooled cross-sectional time series data on suicide, homicide, & unintentional firearm deaths (1988-1997) were used to estimate the association between the rate of violent death among women & 4 proxies of […]

Means Restriction for Suicide Prevention

This book provides a summary of information regarding national means restriction policies/strategies & national/provincial intentional overdose prevention policies/strategies & their effectiveness. Policies/strategies that focus on children, youth, & young adults were of particular interest. Part One of this report presents an overview of national means restriction strategies/policies & Part Two focuses on intentional overdose prevention […]

Strategies to Prevent Suicide Should Target Methods That are Commonly Used, Highly Lethal, and Readily Accessible

In this editorial, the authors discuss a study by Sinyor et al (2010) which described the apparent failure of the Bloor Street Viaduct in Toronto to reduce suicide by jumping. Limitations of their findings are reviewed. Substitution of methods is also discussed. A brief discussion of the efficacy of means restriction, especially among children & […]

Suicide Tourism in Manhattan, New York City, 1990-2004

Data was collected on all suicides in New York City between 1990-2004. Trends & correlates of out-of-town residents who died by suicide in New York City were examined. Manhattan accounted for 274 of the 407 nonresident suicides, which represented over 10% of all suicides in Manhattan. The most common locations included hotels & commercial buildings. […]

Factors Affecting the Choice of Suicide Method in Okayama: a Database Analysis From a Forensic Perspective

A database of personal & background characteristics of 824 individuals (605 men, 219 women) who died by suicide in Okayama Prefecture in 2002 & 2003 was analyzed. Using methodologies from a previous European study, suicide methods were classified into 8 categories. To examine generational & regional differences in choices of methods, the sample was stratified […]