II Monograph (Contd.): Suicide Prevention: How?

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Suicide  Prevention : How ?

There are atleast three important thrust areas in suicide prevention that will help implement the plan to reduce social isolation, prevent social disintegration and treat mental disorders :

(i) Sensitize family physicians to early signs of Major Depression and other psychiatric disorders with serious suicidal risk ;

(ii) Carefully assess the claims of Samaritans, Befriending programmes, Help-lines etc. in reducing suicide-rates and encourage their efforts if so found; and

(iii) Effective treatment in psychiatric hospitals/clinics and efficient care following discharge by mental health professionals using well proven methods.


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