WHO's Suicide Prevention in Asia Report

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Unformatted text preview: Suicide and Suicide Prevention in Asia Editors: Herbert Hendin, Michael R. Phillips, Lakshmi Vijayakumar, Jane Pirkis, Hong Wang, Paul Yip, Danuta Wasserman, Jos M. Bertolote, Alexandra Fleischmann Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse WHO Library Cataloguing-in-Publication Data Suicide and suicide prevention in Asia / edited by Herbert Hendin... [et al.]. 1.Suicide - prevention and control. 2.Suicide - trends. 3.Socioeconomic factors. 4.Asia. I.World Health Organization. II.Hendin, Herbert. ISBN 978 92 4 159689 3 (NLM classification: HV 6545) World Health Organization 2008 All rights reserved. Publications of the World Health Organization can be obtained from WHO Press, World Health Organization, 20 Avenue Appia, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland (tel.: +41 22 791 3264; fax: +41 22 791 4857; e-mail: bookorders@who.int ). Requests for permission to reproduce or translate WHO publications whether for sale or for noncommercial distribution should be addressed to WHO Press, at the above address (fax: +41 22 791 4806; e-mail: permissions@who.int ). The designations employed and the presentation of the material in this publication do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the World Health Organization concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. Dotted lines on maps represent approximate border lines for which there may not yet be full agreement. The mention of specific companies or of certain manufacturers products does not imply that they are endorsed or recommended by the World Health Organization in preference to others of a similar nature that are not mentioned. Errors and omissions excepted, the names of proprietary products are distinguished by initial capital letters. All reasonable precautions have been taken by the World Health Organization to verify the information contained in this publication. However, the published material is being distributed without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. The responsibility for the interpretation and use of the material lies with the reader. In no event shall the World Health Organization be liable for damages arising from its use. The named authors alone are responsible for the views expressed in this publication. Printed by the WHO Document Production Services, Geneva, Switzerland. i Contents Contributors.........................................................................................................................iii Foreword ..............................................................................................................................v Acknowledgements............................................................................................................vii Introduction: Suicide and Suicide Prevention in Asia......................................................... 1 Herbert Hendin 1 . Epidemiology of Suicide in Asia ..................................................................................... 7 Epidemiology of Suicide in Asia ....
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