Year: 2005 Source: Disease Management and Health Outomes, v.13, no.4, (2005), p.1-9 SIEC No: 20081215

This paper highlights comparative rates of suicide around the world, explores the economic implications of suicide, & the nature of specific established national strategies for prevention. The urgency for the development of national suicide prevention strategies in all countries is highlighted. It is argued that nations need to move toward nation-specified prevention strategies with effective structures for research, monitoring, & evaluation. (41 refs.)