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
(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.