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How to increase the role of social workers in suicide preventive interventions

  • Joshua Levine (a1) (a2) and Leo Sher (a1) (a3)

Abstract

Objective:

Suicide is a serious public health issue that affects individuals, families and societies all over the world. International studies provide consistent evidence that the presence of psychiatrists in a region is associated with lesser suicide rates. However, many psychiatric patients including suicidal patients do not have access to psychiatrists. This indicates that mental health and non-mental health social workers need to be involved in suicide prevention efforts. This paper is the first comprehensive work that discusses how to increase the role of social workers in the area of suicide prevention.

Methods:

A review of the relevant literature.

Results:

Increasing the role of social workers in suicide prevention efforts may reduce suicide risk in groups and people at elevated risk for suicide, as well as the general population.

Conclusion:

Recommendations are provided for how the social work profession can improve upon suicide prevention while incorporating universal, selective and indicated suicide preventive interventions. Social work research efforts should focus on how to increase the role of social workers in suicide prevention and the management of suicidal patients. Social work education programmes should modify their curricula and increase their attention on suicide prevention. Mental health social workers need to educate the patient and their family on suicide risk factors. Furthermore, mental health and non-mental health social workers need to educate the general public on suicide risk factors.

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Author for correspondence: Joshua Levine, Email: jpl2158@columbia.edu

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How to increase the role of social workers in suicide preventive interventions

  • Joshua Levine (a1) (a2) and Leo Sher (a1) (a3)

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