Can suicide be prevented?

Kamerow, Douglas
November 2012
BMJ: British Medical Journal;11/17/2012, Vol. 345 Issue 7883, p32
Academic Journal
The article discusses suicide, the 10th leading cause of death worldwide and whether or not it can actually be prevented or not. The key aspects of a new report from the U.S. surgeon general and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention as an update to the national strategy for suicide prevention are described. The negative aspects of the report include a lack of specificity and focus. Some recommendations for preventing suicide include keeping guns out of the hands of people at risk.


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