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Suicide is preventable, sometimes
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-22, 02:06 authored by Walter, G, Saxby PridmoreSaxby Pridmore
Objective: The objective was to examine the assumption that suicide is inevitably preventable. Conclusions: Suicide may not always be avoidable. This does not mean that every effort should not be made to prevent it or vigorously treat illnesses that are often contributory. The assumption, however, may give rise to undue optimism, and unjustified blame when suicides do occur.
Publication titleAustralasian Psychiatry
Department/SchoolTasmanian School of Medicine
PublisherSage Publications Ltd.
Place of publication55 City Rd, London, EC1Y 1SP, UK
Rights statementCopyright 2012 The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists