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Suicide in young men needs multiagency solutions

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 22 April 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1096
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

    Young men need to be encouraged to make contact with a wide range of services—not just mental health services—if the high rate of suicide in this age group is to be reduced, according to a report published this week by a UK men's health group.

    The report was commissioned by the Men's Health Forum, an organisation that aims to disseminate and promote good practice in men's health and which is funded by an educational grant from the pharmaceutical company Pfizer. The report argues that there is no simple solution for this multifaceted problem. The main recommendation is that suicide prevention should involve a much broader range …

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