Difficulties in preventing suicidal behaviours in spite of existing evidence-based preventive methods – An overvie
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Head and Founder of National Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention of Mental lll-Health (NASP) at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden Director for the WHO Collaborating Centre for Research, Methods Development and Training in Suicide Prevention
Katedra Psychiatrii UJ CM, Klinika Psychiatrii Dorosłych
Submission date: 2019-01-19
Acceptance date: 2019-02-14
Publication date: 2019-03-24
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Katarzyna Cyranka   

Katedra Psychiatrii UJ CM, Klinika Psychiatrii Dorosłych
Arch Psych Psych 2019;21(1):7-12
Suicide prevention is an important issue. Every year almost 800,000 people die by suicide worldwide, while alarmingly, many more individuals attempt to take their own life. However, despite the existence of evidence-based suicide preventive strategies, suicidal behaviours remain difficult to prevent. This overview will address some of the obstacles that arise in preventing suicide. Despite the existing evidence about effective prevention methods, there are still many obstacles in preventing suicide. Nonetheless, these are obstacles which can be overcome. A continued effort needs to be made to ensure that evidence-based suicide prevention methods are being implemented amongst all levels of society, particularly by healthcare professionals and policymakers alike.
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