The role of physicians in advocating for a national strategy for suicide prevention.
In 2007 in Canada, 3611 individuals died by suicide , about 10 people every day. Much progress in preventing suicide has been achieved in the last three decades. Many developed countries have adopted national strategies to prevent suicide; Canada has not. Physicians can play an important role in preventing suicide, including providing collaborative care with mental health providers and improving community linkage after hospital stays.
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