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Information sources used by the suicidal to inform choice of method

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Background: Choice of suicide method strongly influences the outcome of an attempt. Public knowledge of possible methods is an important but less frequently considered aspect of the accessibility of suicide. This qualitative study explored the sources of information shaping the near-fatal suicide attempts of 22 individuals. Methods: Respondents were recruited from nine hospitals in England. Semi-structured interviews were conducted to gain detailed narratives of the planning of the suicide at...

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10.1016/j.jad.2011.10.004

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Gunnell, D More by this author
Owen-Smith, A More by this author
Potokar, J More by this author
Longson, D More by this author
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Journal:
Journal of Affective Disorders
Volume:
136
Issue:
3
Pages:
702-709
Publication date:
2012-02-05
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EISSN:
1573-2517
ISSN:
0165-0327
URN:
uuid:1cffcd3d-3c65-4058-bbea-bd1976a7481b
Source identifiers:
315693
Local pid:
pubs:315693
Language:
English
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