Information sources used by the suicidal to inform choice of method

Lucy Biddle, David Gunnell, Amanda Owen-Smith, John Potokar, Damien Longson, Keith Hawton, Nav Kapur, Jenny Donovan

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Abstract

Choice of suicide method strongly influences the outcome of an attempt. Public knowledge of possible methods is an important but less frequently considered aspect of the accessibility of suicide. This qualitative study explored the sources of information shaping the near-fatal suicide attempts of 22 individuals.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)702-709
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Affective Disorders
Volume136
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2012

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