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Supporting Implementation of the National Suicide Prevention Strategy A Public Mental Health Approach

Supporting Implementation of the National Suicide Prevention Strategy A Public Mental Health... Focus on… Supporting Implementation of the National Suicide Prevention Strategy: A Public Mental Health Approach Fiona Adshead Deputy Chief Medical Officer Department of Health Susan Hahné Specialist Registrar in Public Health Camden PCT Judy Leibowitz Consultant Clinical Psychologist Camden PCT Linda Seymour Policy & Research Development Manager mentality Introduction modifiable and by ameliorating negative effects. This paper describes the process and outputs from the Camden Suicide is a devastating event. Its emotional and practical suicide prevention project. consequences are felt by family and friends and the many statutory and voluntary agencies involved in the provision of health and social care. Although the rate of suicide in England is not high in Background comparison with other countries in the European Union, it remains a major cause of mortality. Approximately one Camden has the highest suicide rate of all English person commits suicide every two hours in England. It is boroughs – on average 35 suicides per year (Camden the commonest cause of death in men under 35 and the and Islington Health Authority, 2001a) – and there is main cause of premature death in people with mental evidence that this high rate has been a characteristic of illness. (Department of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Mental Health Review Journal Emerald Publishing

Supporting Implementation of the National Suicide Prevention Strategy A Public Mental Health Approach

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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1361-9322
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10.1108/13619322200400028
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Abstract

Focus on… Supporting Implementation of the National Suicide Prevention Strategy: A Public Mental Health Approach Fiona Adshead Deputy Chief Medical Officer Department of Health Susan Hahné Specialist Registrar in Public Health Camden PCT Judy Leibowitz Consultant Clinical Psychologist Camden PCT Linda Seymour Policy & Research Development Manager mentality Introduction modifiable and by ameliorating negative effects. This paper describes the process and outputs from the Camden Suicide is a devastating event. Its emotional and practical suicide prevention project. consequences are felt by family and friends and the many statutory and voluntary agencies involved in the provision of health and social care. Although the rate of suicide in England is not high in Background comparison with other countries in the European Union, it remains a major cause of mortality. Approximately one Camden has the highest suicide rate of all English person commits suicide every two hours in England. It is boroughs – on average 35 suicides per year (Camden the commonest cause of death in men under 35 and the and Islington Health Authority, 2001a) – and there is main cause of premature death in people with mental evidence that this high rate has been a characteristic of illness. (Department of

Journal

Mental Health Review JournalEmerald Publishing

Published: Sep 1, 2004

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