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Conclusion and Reflections

Paul S.F. Yip

in Suicide in Asia

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print September 2008 | ISBN: 9789622099425
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207431 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789622099425.003.0010
Conclusion and Reflections

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Suicide has become a worldwide public health concern. The situation is more serious in Asia in terms of the disability-adjusted life years (DALY). It is estimated that about 2.5% of loss of DALY is due to suicide and deliberate self-harm, and it is highest among different regions. Community support and participation in preventing suicides in Asia is not only desirable but essential if there is any chance to succeed. However, some of the programs that have been set up for suicide prevention are not conducted in an organized, integrated, or holistic manner.

Keywords: suicide; public health; disability-adjusted life years; DALY; self-harm; suicide prevention

Chapter.  4344 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Society and Culture

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