Suicide rates by age are highest among older adults.
Subpopulations of elderly adults at high risk are identified, including White males, the target of a Healthy People 2000 Objective.
Several specific programs are described and a range of measures to prevent suicide in late life are suggested.
These measures include primary prevention steps related to education and information dissemination, and secondary prevention involving early identification and assessment of the depressed and suicidal as well as improved referral efforts.
Mots-clés Pascal : Article synthèse, Prévention, Suicide, Epidémiologie, Santé mentale, Facteur risque, Vieillard, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Review, Prevention, Suicide, Epidemiology, Mental health, Risk factor, Elderly, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0334727
Code Inist : 002B18E. Création : 01/03/1996.