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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Risk and protective factors for suicide and suicidal behaviour: a literature review
Authors: McLean, Joanne
Maxwell, Margaret
Platt, Stephen
Harris, Fiona Margaret
Jepson, Ruth
Contact Email: fiona.harris@stir.ac.uk
Citation: McLean J, Maxwell M, Platt S, Harris FM & Jepson R (2008) Risk and protective factors for suicide and suicidal behaviour: a literature review. Health and Community Care, Scottish Government Social Research. Scottish Government.
Keywords: suicide
risk factors
protective factors
systematic review
Issue Date: Dec-2008
Publisher: Scottish Government
Series/Report no.: Health and Community Care, Scottish Government Social Research
Abstract: The Scottish Development Centre for Mental Health, in partnership with the University of Edinburgh (Research Unit in Health, Behaviour and Change and General Practice Section) and the University of Stirling (Department of Applied Social Science and Department of Nursing and Midwifery), were commissioned by the then Scottish Executive to undertake a review of the literature on risk and protective factors for suicide and suicidal behaviour. The review had two overarching aims: first, to describe and assess current knowledge regarding the societal and cultural factors associated with increased incidence of suicide (risk factors), and to delineate the population subgroups that are at increased risk of suicidal behaviour; and second, to describe and assess current knowledge regarding factors that promote resilience and healthy survival against suicidal behaviour amongst people who are exposed to known suicidal risk conditions (protective factors).
Description: Scottish Government
Type: Research Report
URL: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2008/11/28141444/0
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/2206
Rights: © Crown Copyright 2008 Use in this Repository permitted as holders of the PSI Click Use Licence: http://www.opsi.gov.uk/click-use/system/licenceterms/CCWPS03-00.pdf Licence Holder: University of Stirling, Licence no. C2006002087
Affiliation: Scottish Development Centre for Mental Health
Sociology/Social Pol&Criminology
University of Edinburgh
NMAHP Research
HS Research - Stirling

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