Year: 2005 Source: Clinical Neuropsychiatry, v.2, no.1, (2005), p.32-36 SIEC No: 20100119

This article reviews the major tactics for preventing suicide, including medications, psychotherapy for suicidal clients, emergency management & treatment, crisis intervention centres, education programmes for physicians, restricting access to lethal methods, school education programs, & groups for survivors. A brief paragraph discusses resources for those wishing to die by suicide. Evaluative data is presented for some of these tactics. The importance of national strategies for suicide prevention is also discussed. (50 refs.)