Blocking Off Popular Routes To Suicide May Reduce Suicide Deaths

TIME (9/23, Oaklander) reports that research published in The Lancet Psychiatry suggests that “simply blocking off popular routes to suicide, like erecting a fence around a cliff’s edge, can cut down on suicide deaths enormously.” The “meta-analysis…looked specifically at what the authors call ‘suicide hotspots’: sites accessible to the public and often used as a means to suicide, like bridges, cliffs, tall buildings and railroad tracks.” The researchers “analyzed 18 studies that looked at three interventions to deter suicides at hotspots.”

Related Links:

— “One Simple Way to Reduce Some Suicides by 90%,” Mandy Oaklander, Time, September 22, 2015.

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