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Farah Kidwai

In: Suicidal Behaviour: Assessment of People-at-Risk

Chapter 9: Reporting Suicide: Impact on Suicidal Behaviour

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Reporting Suicide: Impact on Suicidal Behaviour
Reporting suicide: Impact on suicidal behaviour

Suicide, widely considered as the most tragic way of ending one's life, poses a major challenge to civil society. Worldwide, there is an estimated 850,000 deaths due to suicide and well beyond 15 million suicide attempts every year. Suicidal behaviour is now acknowledged as a major global public health problem. It hits particularly the young, and currently worldwide deaths from suicide are among the top three causes of death among people aged 15–35 years, for both males and females. Social scientists have discovered that the majority of people who consider suicide are ambivalent. They are not sure that they want to die. One of the key factors leading a vulnerable individual to suicide could ...

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