How can suicide be prevented?

Published 09/11/2012 08:38 AM   |    Updated 09/11/2012 08:38 AM
How can suicide be prevented?
Effective suicide prevention is based on sound research. Programs that take into account risk factors and promote interventions that are appropriate to specific groups of people work best. For example, research shows mental and substance abuse disorders are risk factors for suicide. Therefore, many programs focus on treating these disorders in addition to addressing suicide risk specifically. For some people, medications have also been found to be helpful.
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