Bringing the public health approach to the problem of suicide.
Suicide and suicidal behavior are public health problems that should be addressed through a systematic public health approach.
The need for such an approach can be found, for example, in Pierre, SD, where the suicide rate is 13 times the national rate ; in the African American community, where the suicide rate among Black youths more than doubled between 1980 and 1995 ; and across the United States, where suicides outnumbered homicides in 1995.
The U.S. Public Health Service is applying the public health approach to suicide by preparing the first-ever Surgeon General's Report on Mental Health, and by holding an October conference in Reno aimed at advancing a national strategy for suicide prevention.
Mots-clés Pascal : Suicide, Etiologie, Santé mentale, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Prévention, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Suicide, Etiology, Mental health, United States, North America, America, Prevention, Human
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0092209
Code Inist : 002B18H05A. Création : 31/05/1999.