Year: 2010 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.40, no.2, (April 2010), p.99-106 SIEC No: 20100583

The WHO/START study is introduced & described in its 4 main components. The study originated as a response to growing concerns about trends of suicide, the prevalence of which in the Western Pacific Region is the highest among the six regions of the World Health Organization. So far, 19 centres have joined the study. This project is expected to provide important transcultural perspectives on both fatal & nonfatal suicidal behaviours, together with increased awareness of these phenomena, & the growth of culture-sensitive prevention programs. (51 refs.) JA