Does the installation of blue lights on train platforms shift suicide to another station?: Evidence from Japan.

stalling physical barriers at suicide hotspots is known as an effective strategy for suicide prevention. However, the effectiveness of physical barriers may be nullified by the substitution phenomenon, i.e., that restricting access to a particular place induces people at risk to look for a nearby place for suicide. Methods This study tests whether the substitution […]

Cluster analysis of characteristics of persons who died by suicide in the Montreal Metro transit system: Analysis of variations over time.

Suicides occur in metro systems worldwide and patterns vary in different urban transit networks. Aims: This study presents an in-depth analysis of 117 suicides in the Montreal Metro from 2000 to 2008 based on data obtained from coroners’ investigations. Method: Cluster analyses were performed to identify characteristics of groups of people who kill themselves in […]