Lethal Means

Implements, substances, weapons, or actions capable of causing death in a person with suicidal ideation
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The published synopsis includes three clinical practice algorithms related to screening and evaluation; risk management and treatment, which includes pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic approaches; and other management methods, which address the safety of lethal means (e.g., restricting access to firearms, poisons, and medications and installing barriers to prevent jumping from lethal heights) and population health strategies.
Armed with laser guns and petrol bombs, they incited hatred against the police, attacked policemen in lethal means, beat them and even bit their fingers off.
They attacked the police in lethal means, beat them and even bit their fingers off.
Moreover, the findings supported research regarding lethal means safety among those with moderate to severe TBI.
Based on the findings, report authors recommended a series of actions for the county, including increasing access to psychological and health care, reducing access to lethal means for at-risk youth and integrating suicide prevention strategies into schools.
They support this claim by citing research showing that removing highly accessible and lethal means of suicide reduces overall suicide rates, and that suicidal individuals, when thwarted, do not seek alternative modes of death.
I commented (Opinion, 2/23/19): 'However, the administration's apparent success in reducing drug usage should be qualified by the universal public disapproval of its use of lethal means to enforce the President's will.
The study also suggests that greater community based mental health programmes for the detection and treatment of mental disorders and strategies are required to reduce lethal means of suicide including pesticides.
Experts said effective suicide prevention strategies needed to incorporate public health policy strategies and healthcare strategies, restrict access to lethal means, and ensure chain of care and treatment of depression.
Effective suicide prevention strategies need to incorporate public health policy strategies and healthcare strategies, incorporating measure with the strongest evidence of efficacy such as: Restriction of access to lethal means, Treatment of depression, ensuring chain of care, and school-based universal prevention; Suicide prevention programs face ongoing challenges including; insufficient resources, ineffective coordination, limited access to surveillance data on suicide and self-harm, lack of enforced guidelines, lack of independent and systematic evaluation.
"Access to lethal means, such as medications or firearms, is a major risk factor for suicide," Cashour said.