Year: 2023 Source: Sri Lanka Journal of Medical Administration. (2022). 23(1), 74-80. SIEC No: 20230441
Suicide is a severe, yet avoidable, public health issue that affects people all around the world, including Sri Lanka. Despite many initial measures to address the issue, Sri Lanka's suicide rate remains high, keeping it in second place in the region. As a result, it is time to revisit them and assess their contribution to the country's suicide prevention efforts. This perspective paper examines current Sri Lankan suicide prevention strategies and compares them to available standard approaches in order to provide authors' perspectives on how to improve the situation using available theoretical standard approaches and practical evidence from England.