Suicide prevention in Chile

Marcello Ferrada-Noli, Rubén Alvarado and Francisca Florenzano

in Oxford Textbook of Suicidology and Suicide Prevention

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ISBN: 9780198570059
Published online July 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199640461 | DOI:

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Suicide prevention in Chile

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Although the epidemiology of suicide is known to be highly correlated with psychiatric factors and advances in mental health issues, the suicide rate in Chile had risen from 5.6 per 100,000 in 1990, to 10.3 in 2005: the suicide rate increased for men in the same period from 9.7 to 17.4, and for women from 1.6 to 3.4. This phenomenon has placed the country among the countries with the highest suicide figures in South America (Ministry of Health 2008; WHO 2008).

Chapter.  1800 words. 

Subjects: Psychiatry

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