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The alignment of law, practice and need in suicide prevention

  • Helen M. Stallman (a1) and Jeneva L. Ohan (a2)
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Help-seeking is important for patients with suicidal ideation. Currently, a risk management paradigm is used with patients who express suicidality; however, this may limit support and increase stigma, reducing future help-seeking. Coping planning is proposed as a paradigm shift that overcomes these problems by focusing on patient needs and strengths.

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This is an Open Access article, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution licence (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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Correspondence to Dr Helen Stallman (helen.stallman@unisa.edu.au)
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The alignment of law, practice and need in suicide prevention

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