Title

Suicidality: Demographic Risk and Protective Factors

Editors

Claire M. Renzetti; Jeffrey L. Edleson

Document Type

Chapter

Publication Date

6-19-2008

Publication Title

Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Violence

Publisher

SAGE Publications, Inc

Publisher Location

Thousand Oaks, CA

First page number:

700

Last page number:

702

Abstract

Each year since 2001, over 30,000 people have died by suicide in the United States. At least 650,000 persons each year receive emergency treatment after attempting suicide. Over a million die by suicide worldwide. Suicide, the taking of one's own life, is the 13th leading cause of death worldwide and 11th in the United States.

Keywords

Emergency medical services; Suicidal behavior; Suicide; Suicide—Prevention; Suicide victims; Suicide victims--Mental health

Disciplines

Community Health | Emergency Medicine | Psychiatry and Psychology | Public Health

Language

English

Permissions

Use Find in Your Library, contact the author, or interlibrary loan to garner a copy of the item. Publisher policy does not allow archiving the final published version. If a post-print (author's peer-reviewed manuscript) is allowed and available, or publisher policy changes, the item will be deposited.

Identifier

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781412963923

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