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Low cost intervention reduces suicide rate in poorer countries, study shows

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a1524 (Published 02 September 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1524
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

    A brief, low cost intervention followed by contact reduces the number of deaths from suicide among people who have attempted suicide in low and middle income countries, an international study shows.

    From January 2002 to October 2005 the study followed up 1867 people who had attempted suicide identified by medical staff in the emergency units of eight collaborating hospitals in five culturally different sites: Campinas, Brazil; Chennai, India; Colombo, Sri Lanka; Karaj, Iran; and …

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