Year: 2009 Source: Luxembourg: European Communities, (2009). 49p. SIEC No: 20100452

This document provided background information for a conference on the prevention of depression & suicide held in Budapest in December 2009. Topics discussed include: the relevance for the European Union; strategies, policy frameworks & targets; addressing determinants & risk factors; mainstreaming mental health in health disciplines; building partnerships with other policies & sectors; e-health, internet & media; & knowledge base. Appendices provide a template of action for the prevention of suicide & a comparison between member states of the European Union on the level of information concerning depression & suicide prevention. (206 refs.)