Letters Suicide and economic recession

Local efforts are paramount in preventing suicide during recession

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e6387 (Published 24 September 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e6387
  1. Jane H Mathieson, consultant in public health1,
  2. John Ashton, director of public health1
  1. 1NHS Cumbria, Kendal LA9 5EA, UK
  1. jane.mathieson{at}cumbriapct.nhs.uk

Barr and colleagues’ report on the association between suicide and the economic recession is an exemplar of how research can rapidly influence, and be translated into, locality based public health practice.1 The Cumbria suicide prevention strategy has been informed by the existing body of …

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