|Appears in Collections:||Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport Research Reports|
|Peer Review Status:||Refereed|
|Title:||Risk and protective factors for suicide and suicidal behaviour: a literature review|
Harris, Fiona Margaret
|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.|
|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).|
|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|
University of Edinburgh
HS Research - Stirling
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