Year: 2013 Source: Geneva, SZ.:WHO Press.(2012).26p. SIEC No: 20130952

~While factors contributing to suicide can vary among specific demographic and population groups, the most vulnerable, such as the young, the elderly and the socially isolated, are in the greatest need of suicide prevention efforts. It is important to address the specific underlying causes of suicide and develop action plans to suit each country and its communities. This framework provides the strategies needed to achieve this goal. Importantly, it is a national suicide prevention strategy that allows communities to come together, and begin to tackle suicide and the issues specific to their needs without stigmatization. Governments, international organizations, nongovernmental organizations and local communities all have a part to play in combating suicide. This framework builds on the 1996 United Nations Prevention of Suicide Guidelines and outlines the contribution everyone can make.

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