Year: 2014 Source: Crisis.(2011).32(3):117-120. doi: 10.1027/0227-5910/a000100 SIEC No: 20140272

In our daily lives, stopping people from reaching the edge of a cliff is always easier than trying to save once theyÕre on the edge. In the same sense, drug-clot busters might be useful in providing temporary relief for those who suffer from cardiovascular diseases, but this is not as cost-efficient or cost-effective as a healthy diet and routine exercise for the population as a whole. The public-health approach to suicide prevention shares the same vision. Aiming to prevent illness, disability, and premature death through early and active intervention, this approach provides a strong framework for creating an effective and concerted effort across different sectors to prevent suicide.

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