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In recent years, a third major method for preventing suicide (in addition to psychiatric/psychological treatment and suicide prevention centers) has been proposed, namely, preventing access to lethal methods for suicide. This paper reviews the evidence for the effectiveness of the strategy and...
An increasing popular proposal for reducing the incidence of suicide has been restricting the availability of methods for committing suicide. Countries differ in the most popular method for suicide, but firearms are the preferred method in some, including Canada and the United States. An...
Method specific suicide rates were analysed by gender for 15 to 24 year old Australians for the period of 1974–1994. A major rise in hangings, and a lesser rise in poisonings by other gases and vapours, was evident in both sexes. Firearm suicides for both sexes peaked in 1985 with a subsequent...
This review explores the influence to suicide in print and electronic media, and considers both real and fictional deaths. The conclusion appears inescapable that reports about celebrities which are multi-modal, repeated, explicit, front page, glorify the suicide, and describe the method lead to...
This paper reports a field experiment concerning mass-media and suicide. After the implementation of the subway system in Vienna in 1978, it became increasingly acceptable as means to commit suicide, with the suicide rates showing a sharp increase. This and the fact that the mass-media reported...
A large proportion of suicide attempts result in injuries requiring medical attention, but little is known about youth presenting to rural emergency departments (EDs) for suicide-related behavior. We conducted a chart review of youth receiving mental health (MH) evaluations during 1994 in an ED...
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