Journal article

Suicide Prevention in the Western Pacific Region.

Jane Pirkis, Stephane Amadeo, Annette Beautrais, Michael Phillips, Paul SF Yip

Crisis | Published : 2020


This chapter draws on internationally available data to describe the epidemiology of suicide and self-harm in the World Health Organization (WHO) Western Pacific Region. It then describes the suicide prevention activities in the region, using in-depth case studies to highlight some key suicide prevention activities in certain countries/areas and the Global Survey on Suicide Prevention conducted in 2013 by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and WHO. It demonstrates that there is considerable variability both between and within low and middle income countries and high income countries, both in terms of rates of suicide and self-harm and in terms of the preventive effor..

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