Journal article

Cultural adaptation of the mental health first aid guidelines for assisting a person at risk of suicide to China: a Delphi expert consensus study

Shurong Lu, Wenjing Li, Brian Oldenburg, Yan Wang, Anthony F Jorm, Yanling He, Nicola J Reavley

BMC Psychiatry | BMC | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Suicide is a significant public health concern in China and there is a need for evidence-based suicide prevention programs to assist people in the community who may be in a position to support those in their social networks who are at risk of suicide. English-language mental health first aid guidelines for this purpose have been developed. However, due to differences in culture, language and health systems, guidelines for English-speaking countries require cultural adaptation for use in China. METHODS: A Delphi expert consensus study was conducted among mainland Chinese panellists with a diverse range of expertise in suicide crisis intervention (n = 56). Using the mental health f..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases Grant


Funding Acknowledgements

This research was supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases Grant (APP1142395). The funder of this study had no role in study design, data collection, data analysis, or data interpretation.