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Suicide Prevention in Primary Care

Gorton, HC; Michail, M; Robinson, J; Saini, P; Mughal, F


HC Gorton

M Michail

J Robinson

P Saini


Suicide is a leading cause of death internationally, and self-harm significantly increases the risk of suicide (Hawton et al., 2015; World Health Organization, 2014). To tackle this global health crisis a multisystem, inter-faceted, joined-up approach across health and social care, education, judicial, financial, and voluntary sectors is needed. Within this, the health setting of primary care holds unlocked potential for suicide prevention (Michail et al., 2020). In this editorial, we outline the importance of focusing on primary care for suicide prevention and introduce a new special interest group for the International Association for Suicide Prevention.


Gorton, H., Michail, M., Robinson, J., Saini, P., & Mughal, F. (2021). Suicide Prevention in Primary Care. Crisis - The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, 241 - 246.

Acceptance Date Jul 29, 2021
Publication Date Jul 29, 2021
Journal Crisis
Print ISSN 0227-5910
Publisher Hogrefe
Pages 241 - 246
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