Changing the legacy of suicide.
Annual meeting of the American Association of Suicidology. Memphis, TN, USA, 1997/04/23.
In the United States, despite the increase in knowledge about suicide, the rate of suicide has remained virtually unchanged for the past 30 years.
The members of the American Association of Suicidology (AAS) are uniquely qualified to determine what, if anything, can be done to reduce the rate of suicide.
The restructuring of the association has produced the potential for cross-divisional collaboration, and yet conventional membership boundaries have resulted in unrealized opportunities to impact the rate of suicide.
Dr. Edwin Shneidman, stated in Albert Cain's 1972 landmark book Survivors of Suicide that « postvention is prevention for the next generation » (p. x).
The ability to design, implement, and study an effective model of postvention is within the considerable talents of our membership ; however, doing so will require the commitment and flexibility of the entire association.
By making postvention collaboration a goal of the association we can bring a national focus on suicide that could change the legacy of suicide.
Mots-clés Pascal : Suicide, Survivant, Prévention, Santé mentale, Programme sanitaire, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Suicide, Survivor, Prevention, Mental health, Sanitary program, United States, North America, America, Human
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Code Inist : 002B18H05A. Création : 14/05/1998.