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Oklahoma Strategy for Suicide Prevention

Government of Oklahoma Country Resources Suicide Prevention Oklahoma 1 January 2011 Policy document mental health promotion, self harm

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The Oklahoma Suicide Prevention Council recognizes suicide as a public health problem and proposes
strategies based on public health methods as recommended by the National Strategy for Suicide
Prevention. The public health approach is widely regarded as the approach that is most likely to produce significant and sustained reductions in suicide using a system of defining the problem, identifying causes, and implementing and evaluating evidence-based prevention and early intervention strategies. As such, the Oklahoma Strategy for Suicide Prevention is closely aligned with the goals outlined in the National Strategy with objectives tailored to address the specific needs of Oklahomans

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