How to use non-verbal signs in assessments of suicide risk
According to the World Health Organization (2002) suicide is on the increase worldwide. The previous UK administration placed suicide and its prevention firmly on the health care agenda by aiming for a 15 per cent decrease in overall rates by the year 2000 (Secretary of State for Health, 1992). The current government is aiming for a further decrease of 17 per cent by 2010 (Secretary of State for Health, 1998). Both these reports postulate that some suicides are preventable. However, ...
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