Year: 2010 Source: Leichhardt, NSW: Suicide Prevention Australia, (June 2010). 24p. SIEC No: 20110087

This position statement reviews current pathways to care for people who consider or attempt suicide. It addresses the most common & likely situations, providing 9 recommendations to increase the capacity of individuals & services to provide appropriate care. The discussion includes the following topics: community & family response & gatekeeper training; crisis services; general practitioners & allied health services; triple zero, ambulance, & police services; the role of emergency departments & community care; prisons; support for witnesses & bereaved; & support needs of first responders. (113 refs.) JA

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