Suicide Prevention in Primary Care: The Opportunity for Intervention

Faraz Mughal, Hayley C. Gorton, Maria Michail, Jo Robinson, Pooja Saini

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Abstract

Suicide is a leading cause of death internationally, and self-harm significantly increases the risk of suicide (Hawton et al., 2015; World Health Organization, 2014). To tackle this global health crisis a multisystem, inter-faceted, joined-up approach across health and social care, education, judicial, financial, and voluntary sectors is needed. Within this, the health setting of primary care holds unlocked potential for suicide prevention (Michail et al., 2020). In this editorial, we outline the importance of focusing on primary care for suicide prevention and introduce a new special interest group for the International Association for Suicide Prevention.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-246
Number of pages6
JournalCrisis
Volume42
Issue number4
Early online date29 Jun 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2021

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