Decriminalizing suicide attempt in the 21st century: An examination of suicide rates in countries that penalize suicide, a critical review

Background Decriminalizing suicide may decrease overall suicide rates because then individuals who are at risk of suicide would be more willing to seek help from the community and from mental health professionals, therefore enabling early interventions for preventing suicidality. We aimed to examine the suicide trends over the last 20 years in 20 countries that still […]