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Plano Nacional de Prevenção do Suicído 2013-2017 (National Plan for Suicide Prevention – 2013-2017)

Direção-Geral da Saúde; Portugal Country Resources Suicide Prevention Portugal 31 December 2013 Policy document prevention, suicide

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O presente Plano Nacional de Prevenção do Suicídio (PNPS) 2013-2017 é uma necessidade premente do país tendo em conta:
a. O impacto do suicídio na saúde pública;
b. O aumento das taxas de suicídio registado pelo INE na última década;
c. A subnotificação dos suicídios, que oculta a verdadeira dimensão do fenómeno;
d. A prevalência de fatores de risco, nomeadamente da doença mental;
e. A dificuldade na harmonização da terminologia relacionada com os diversos
tipos de atos suicidas e comportamentos autolesivos, que compromete o seu
f. A dificuldade de registo e avaliação da efetividade das medidas implementadas
ou a implementar;
g. A necessidade de criar sinergias com as experiências e recursos existentes.

This National Plan for Suicide Prevention (PNPS) 2013-2017 is a pressing need of the country taking into account:
a. The impact of suicide on public health;
b. The increase in suicide rates recorded by the NSA in the last decade;
C. The underreporting of suicides, which hides the true extent of the problem;
d. The prevalence of risk factors, including mental illness;
e. The difficulty in harmonizing the terminology related to the various
types of suicidal acts and self-injurious behaviors, which compromises their
f. The difficulty of recording and evaluating the effectiveness of the measures implemented
or implement;
g. The need to create synergies with existing experiences and resources.


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