Year: 2005 Source: Clinical Neuropsychiatry, v.2, no.1, (2005), p.21-31 SIEC No: 20100120

A report by the World Health Organization isolated a series of effective public health tactics to prevent suicide. This paper presents a selective review of research-based examples, including public education, controlling the environment (for example, anti-alcohol policies) & means restriction, & the toning down of media reports. The author concludes public health strategies are a viable way of preventing suicide. (80 refs.)