The Samaritans’ Response to a National Suicide Prevention Strategy
Armson S~~Lawrie J~~Ray S
“The Health of the Nation” is a national strategy which identifies & sets targets for 5 key areas of public health within England & Wales. The performance measure for mental illness is the suicide rate & the targets are a 15% reduction in the national rate & a 33% reduction in suicide by people with severe mental illnesses by the year 2000. This poster demonstrated how the Samaritans have & will continue to work under the principles of the national strategy.