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 […]

Restricting the Means of Suicide by Charcoal Burning

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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 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; & […]

Suicide Prevention Strategies – a Brief Review

Since suicide is a complex, multicausal behaviour, its prevention should also be complex. The prediction of suicide is very difficult in the general population but much easier among patients with certain mental disorders. This article reviews the most important biological & non-biological suicide prevention strategies. (26 refs.)

Suicide Prevention for Older Adults in Residential Communities: Implications for Policy and Practice

Whether by choice or necessity, more older adults in America are now living in congregate residential settings. About 23 percent of the 36 million adults over age 65 experience relocation. The underlying reasons for relocation as well as the ensuing adjustment process is often stressful. These adjustments coupled with an array of risk factors commonly […]

The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Employee Assistance Program Response to Suicide (In: Suicide and Law Enforcement, edited by D C Sheehan & J I Warren)

The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s internal employee assistance program has a proactive approach to suicide prevention & response, including a standard of care & a suicide response protocol. Factors that contribute to the suicide of an agent include depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, frustration, firearms, & management response. Suicide in the Federal Bureau of Investigation is […]

Firearm-Assisted Suicide: Legislative, Policing and Clinical Concerns

In 2004, the Irish High Court ruled police policy restricting access to firearms was without legislative backing. Since then the police began to issue certificates for firearms where the applicant is not disentitled under law from possessing a gun. Set against this backdrop, this paper explores the consequences of liberal gun regimes in the context […]

Suicide Prevention Strategy for the City of Westminster 2009 – 2012

This strategy aims: 1) to produce a comprehensive package of practical actions which are likely to have an impact on the number of suicides in Westminster; & 2) to provide a structure to co-ordinate activities resulting in improved suicide prevention, particularly, early intervention & treatment. 6 categories of action are detailed: general population interventions, mental […]

Police Suicides in the New York City Police Department: Causal Factors and Remedial Measures (In: Suicide and Law Enforcement, edited by D C Sheehan & J I Warren)

Since 1985, 89 uniformed members of the New York City Police Department have died by suicide. The department has established several employee assistance units, innovative programs, & initiatives to assist police personnel who are experiencing personal & professional problems in an effort to reduce the incidence of police suicides. This chapter will discuss causal factors […]

Co-Proxamol Withdrawal has Reduced Suicide From Drugs in Scotland

This study examined what effect the withdrawal of co-proxamol from the United Kingdom market had on mortality from poisoning in Scotland. A retrospective, observational study of mortality due to poisoning by single agents was done for the period 2000-2006. A significant reduction in the proportion of poisoning deaths due to co-proxamol was observed following legislation. […]