The Prevention of SuicideBMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6958.886 (Published 01 October 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:886
- D Wasserman
The Prevention of Suicide stems from a conference organised by the former Department of Health and Social Security, the Faculty of Public Health Medicine, the Royal College of General Practitioners, and the Royal College of Psychiatrists. It may be seen as an important step towards developing a comprehensive national strategy for preventing suicide and attempted suicide - a strategy advocated for all countries over the past decade by the World Health Organisation and since 1993 by the United Nations.
Suicide occurs in developing and industrialised countries alike, among all age groups and social classes. Every year at least 500 000 people throughout …