Year: 2010 Source: London, UK: Royal College of Psychiatrists, (June 2010). 135p. SIEC No: 20100599

The focus of this report is to enquire into & report on why people harm & kill themselves & to consider the role (including the limits of the role) that psychiatrists & other mental healthcare professionals play in their care & treatment. Part I of the report is on understanding the problem & the people. Part II examines the public health agenda, addressing the cost of self-harm, prevention strategies, & research. Part III discusses working with individual people, including service users, mental health professionals, & third sector providers.