Background: The 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: This paper provides an overview […]
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 […]
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.