Suicide and Suicidal Behaviour in Women – Issues and Prevention
Gender plays a significant role in suicide and suicidal behaviours. Gender differences have been reported in relation to suicide methods, risk and protective factors, causal factors, the very nature of suicidal behaviour and how it is manifested. However, our knowledge of these differences remains incomplete, particularly so for reported gender differences in those who attempt suicide, and also within different age groups. The relevant knowledge already acquired from research to date has rarely been used to inform gender specific suicide prevention and treatment responses.
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