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Against a high-risk strategy in the prevention of suicide

  • Navneet Kapur (a1) and Allan House (a2)
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Standard approaches to the prevention of suicide have concentrated on the rigorous assessment and management of suicidal risk. Using deliberate self-harm as a specific example, we discuss the relative merits of this ‘high-risk’ strategy and compare it with a population-based preventive strategy. We conclude that a combined approach offers the best hope for reducing the rate of suicide, although it may not fit easily with medical models of care.

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Against a high-risk strategy in the prevention of suicide

  • Navneet Kapur (a1) and Allan House (a2)
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