Journal article

Suicide in developing countries (3): Prevention efforts

Lakshmi Vijayakumar, Jane Pirkis, Harvey Whiteford

Crisis: the journal of crisis intervention and suicide prevention | HOGREFE & HUBER PUBLISHERS | Published : 2005

Abstract

Until now, suicide prevention efforts have been limited in developing countries, although there are pockets of excellent achievement. Various universal, selective, and indicated interventions have been implemented, many of which target a different pattern of risk factors to those in developed countries. In the absence of sufficient mental health services, developing countries rely heavily on nongovernment organizations (NGOs) to provide crisis interventions for suicidal individuals, as well as proactive interventions aimed at raising community awareness and building resilience. Often these NGOs work within a social and public health framework, collaborating with others to provide nested suic..

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