[PDF] Policy and Practice Briefing 01: Suicide prevention in Northern Ireland: results from studies of suicide and suicidal behaviour

Source:
British Psychological Society
Publisher:
British Psychological Society
Publication date:
25 October 2018

Abstract

This policy and practice briefing summarises the main findings from a series of Ulster University studies on suicide in Northern Ireland (NI), and suicidal behaviour in the NI population. It makes recommendations for policies and service provision and delivery, in order to address the issues identified, with the goal of reducing suicide rates here. The recommendations are not exhaustive and relate only to the areas identified in these studies, which refer to particular populations. It is important to note that demographic risk factors refer to the risk of a whole population, but do not predict suicide in an individual at a single time.