[YSPNetwork] JAMA article - Suicide Prevention Strategies
Donna.Noonan at state.or.us
Thu Oct 27 10:20:35 PDT 2005
The Journal of the American Medical Assoc. (JAMA) just published an
article titled, "Suicide Prevention Strategies; A Systematic Review."
The paper's objectives were "To examine evidence for the effectiveness
of specific suicide-preventive interventions and to make recommendations
for future prevention programs and research."
Their conclusions are that educating physicians to recognize and treat
depression and restricting access to lethal means reduce suicide rates.
Other interventions need more study to show efficacy.
They've reviewed the literature for efficacy of many strategies for
suicide prevention including awareness and education, screening,
treatment interventions, means restriction, and the media.
It's a good article. If you'd like a copy, I can send you one. It's
citation: Suicide Prevention Strategies: A Systematic Review
J. John Mann; Alan Apter; Jose Bertolote; Annette Beautrais; Dianne
Currier; Ann Haas; Ulrich Hegerl; Jouko Lonnqvist; Kevin Malone; Andrej
Marusic; Lars Mehlum; George Patton; Michael Phillips; Wolfgang Rutz;
Zoltan Rihmer; Armin Schmidtke; David Shaffer; Morton Silverman;
Yoshitomo Takahashi; Airi Varnik; Danuta Wasserman; Paul Yip; Herbert
JAMA 2005;294 2064-2074.
Donna G. Noonan, MPH, CHES
Youth Suicide Prevention Coordinator
Injury Prevention & Epidemiology Program
800 NE Oregon, Ste 772
Portland, OR 97232
NEW PHONE NO.: Phone: 971-673-1023
donna.noonan at state.or.us
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