The WHO START study: Suicidal behaviors across different areas of the world

Background:┬áThe World Health Organization (WHO) study entitled Suicide Trends in At-Risk Territories (START) is an international multisite initiative that aims to stimulate suicide research and prevention across different areas of the globe. A central component of the study is the development of registration systems for fatal and nonfatal suicidal behaviors. Aims:┬áThis paper provides an overview […]

The WHO/START Study: Promoting Suicide Prevention for a Diverse Range of Cultural Contexts

The WHO/START study is introduced & described in its 4 main components. The study originated as a response to growing concerns about trends of suicide, the prevalence of which in the Western Pacific Region is the highest among the six regions of the World Health Organization. So far, 19 centres have joined the study. This […]

Meeting on Suicide Prevention in the Western Pacific Region: Meeting Report

Attendees represented Cambodia, China, Fiji, Guam, Hong Kong, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mariana Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Korea, Samoa, Singapore, Tonga, Vanuatu, & Viet Nam.

Suicidal Behavior in the Western Pacific Region: Characteristics and Trends