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Book Chapter: Suicide prevention through restricting access to suicide means and hotspots

TitleSuicide prevention through restricting access to suicide means and hotspots
Authors
KeywordsSuicide -- Prevention -- Research.
Suicidal behavior -- Research.
Issue Date2011
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Citation
Suicide prevention through restricting access to suicide means and hotspots. In O'Connor, RC ... (Eds.)(et al), International handbook of suicide prevention : research, policy and practice, p. 545-560. Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011 How to Cite?
AbstractIn this review, the terms ‘suicide’ and ‘suicide deaths’ refer to self-harm behaviours that have resulted in fatal consequences and ‘suicide attempt’ refers to self-harm behaviours that did not cause death. Suicide is a complex phenomenon arising from the interplay of multiple factors, such as psychiatric disorders, psychological characteristics, life events, and genetic/ biological factors to name a few. When someone is hopeless and suicidal, access to specific methods of suicide is a vital issue; it serves as a crucial element in determining the likelihood of suicidal thoughts being translated into a suicide attempt or death ( Hawton, 2007 ). In this chapter, we review the characteristics of individuals adopting different methods of suicide and explore the existing evidence on the effectiveness of prevention practices that restrict access to the means and sites of suicide. After reviewing the empirical evidence on suicide prevention through restriction to means and hotspots (popular locations where suicide events are clustered), we apply the concept of utility functions from economic theories/models to the formulation of individual choices in suicide ( Cutler, Glaeser, & Norberg, 2001 ; Hamermesh & Soss, 1974 ; Marcotte, 2003 ).
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/190906
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dc.contributor.authorChen, YYen_US
dc.contributor.authorWu, KCCen_US
dc.contributor.authorYip, PSFen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-17T15:57:06Z-
dc.date.available2013-09-17T15:57:06Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.citationSuicide prevention through restricting access to suicide means and hotspots. In O'Connor, RC ... (Eds.)(et al), International handbook of suicide prevention : research, policy and practice, p. 545-560. Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9780470683842-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/190906-
dc.description.abstractIn this review, the terms ‘suicide’ and ‘suicide deaths’ refer to self-harm behaviours that have resulted in fatal consequences and ‘suicide attempt’ refers to self-harm behaviours that did not cause death. Suicide is a complex phenomenon arising from the interplay of multiple factors, such as psychiatric disorders, psychological characteristics, life events, and genetic/ biological factors to name a few. When someone is hopeless and suicidal, access to specific methods of suicide is a vital issue; it serves as a crucial element in determining the likelihood of suicidal thoughts being translated into a suicide attempt or death ( Hawton, 2007 ). In this chapter, we review the characteristics of individuals adopting different methods of suicide and explore the existing evidence on the effectiveness of prevention practices that restrict access to the means and sites of suicide. After reviewing the empirical evidence on suicide prevention through restriction to means and hotspots (popular locations where suicide events are clustered), we apply the concept of utility functions from economic theories/models to the formulation of individual choices in suicide ( Cutler, Glaeser, & Norberg, 2001 ; Hamermesh & Soss, 1974 ; Marcotte, 2003 ).-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell-
dc.relation.ispartofInternational handbook of suicide prevention : research, policy and practiceen_US
dc.subjectSuicide -- Prevention -- Research.-
dc.subjectSuicidal behavior -- Research.-
dc.titleSuicide prevention through restricting access to suicide means and hotspotsen_US
dc.typeBook_Chapteren_US
dc.identifier.emailYip, PSF: sfpyip@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityYip, PSF=rp00596en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/9781119998556.ch31-
dc.identifier.hkuros221426en_US
dc.identifier.spage545-
dc.identifier.epage560-
dc.publisher.placeChichester, West Sussex-
dc.customcontrol.immutableyiu 130930-

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