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Restricting access to methods of suicide - Rationale and evaluation of this approach to suicide prevention

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Restriction of access to means for suicidal behavior, especially dangerous methods, is a key element in most national suicide prevention strategies. In this paper the rationale for this is discussed, including the fact that suicidal impulses are often brief, that availability of a method may influence both the occurrence and outcome of a suicidal act, and that if a favored means becomes less available it does not always result in substitution by another method. Examples of evidence for the ef...

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10.1027/0227-5910.28.S1.4

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Journal:
CRISIS-THE JOURNAL OF CRISIS INTERVENTION AND SUICIDE PREVENTION
Volume:
28
Issue:
SUPPL. 1
Pages:
4-9
Publication date:
2007
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ISSN:
0227-5910
URN:
uuid:15b6aabb-c8a4-48ae-810a-c374dcb3d3ad
Source identifiers:
168536
Local pid:
pubs:168536

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