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Explaining Suicide by Betty Yung, Katherine A. Hermes, Taronish Irani, Cheryl L. Meyer

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Chapter 10

Conclusions and Implications

Abstract

Those close to a person who is suicidal are best able to intervene, but prevention requires a much larger, multifaceted effort. In this chapter we examine the idea of a national agenda to create broad based solutions to the problem of suicide, but we also look at how people can implement intervention and prevention programs at the local level.

Keywords

Mental illness; stigma; caregiver fatigue; zero suicides; suicide prevention; warning signs; suicide attempters

One objective that we began with in undertaking this book on suicide was to see if a simpler way could be found to understand suicidal motivation, so that it would be easier for family, friends, and professionals to intervene. Furthermore, we ...

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