Year: 2000 Source: Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., 2000. p.631-643 SIEC No: 20010055

This overview examines: the way suicide is viewed in major religions of Asia & the Far East; differences in rates across countries; development in suicide prevention in some countries of this region; international developments relevant to the region; & an approach relevant to suicide prevention in the region. The review of developments in suicide prevention presents a pessimistic picture. There is a mismatch between perceptions & actions. There needs to be a realistic plan of action rather than an ideal plan. Intervention has to involve many domains including legal, family, public agencies, formal caregivers, & social policies. (52 refs.)