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World Health Organization. (2014) Preventing suicide: a global imperative. Geneva: World Health Organization.

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Every 40 seconds a person dies by suicide somewhere in the world. “Preventing suicide: a global imperative” is the first WHO report of its kind. It aims to increase awareness of the public health significance of suicide and suicide attempts, to make suicide prevention a higher priority on the global public health agenda, and to encourage and support countries to develop or strengthen comprehensive suicide prevention strategies in a multi-sectoral public health approach.

The report provides a global knowledge base on suicide and suicide attempts as well as actionable steps for countries based on their current resources and context to move forward in suicide prevention.


Date:September 2014
Pages:92 p.
Publisher:World Health Organization
Corporate Creators:World Health Organization
Place of Publication:Geneva
ISBN:978 92 4 156477 9
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
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Subjects:F Concepts in psychology > Specific attitude and behaviour > self-destructive behaviour > suicidal behaviour / suicide
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health related prevention > Health information and education > Suicide prevention
VA Geographic area > International aspects

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