Thirty-One. Suicide Prevention through Restricting Access to Suicide Means and Hotspots

  1. Rory C. O'Connor5,
  2. Stephen Platt6 and
  3. Jacki Gordon7
  1. Ying-Yeh Chen1,2,
  2. Kevin Chien-Chang Wu3 and
  3. Paul S. F. Yip4

Published Online: 21 JUN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119998556.ch31

International Handbook of Suicide Prevention: Research, Policy and Practice

International Handbook of Suicide Prevention: Research, Policy and Practice

How to Cite

Chen, Y.-Y., Chien-Chang Wu, K. and Yip, P. S. F. (2011) Suicide Prevention through Restricting Access to Suicide Means and Hotspots, in International Handbook of Suicide Prevention: Research, Policy and Practice (eds R. C. O'Connor, S. Platt and J. Gordon), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119998556.ch31

Editor Information

  1. 5

    Suicidal Behaviour Research Group, Centre for Health and Behaviour Change, School of Natural Sciences, University of Stirling, Scotland, UK

  2. 6

    Centre for Population Health Sciences, School of Clinical Sciences and Community Health, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

  3. 7

    Jacki Gordon + Associates, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Taipei City Psychiatric Center, Taipei, Taiwan

  2. 2

    National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan

  3. 3

    Department of Social Medicine, National Taiwan University College of Medicine; Department of Psychiatry, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taiwan

  4. 4

    Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention; Department of Social Work and Social Administration, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 JUN 2011
  2. Published Print: 1 JUL 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470683842

Online ISBN: 9781119998556

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Keywords:

  • suicide prevention, restricting access - to suicide means and hotspots;
  • suicide, complex phenomenon - interplay of multiple factors, psychiatric disorders, psychological characteristics;
  • individual socio-demographic and country characteristics - choice of suicide method;
  • restricting access to suicidal means - and hotspots in suicide prevention;
  • medication overdose, method of suicide - women in Western countries, Canada, Nordic countries, and United Kingdom;
  • pesticide poisoning, and self-poisoning - suicide in developing countries;
  • gas poisoning, or domestic gas poisoning - ‘coal gas story,’ restricting access to suicide;
  • suicide, jumping from a height - of high-rise buildings, as Hong Kong, Singapore and New York City;
  • firearms suicide, suicide through firearm use - guns and rifles, obtained legally;
  • utilities model, insights and directions - suicide prevention, restricting access to suicide means and hotspots

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Abstract

  • Introduction

  • Rationale and Evidence

  • Restricting Access to Suicidal Means and Hotspots in Suicide Prevention

  • Concluding Comments and Future Opportunities

  • Acknowledgements

  • References