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Suicide Prevention Task Force Report 1997: Executive Summary

Australia Department of Health, Victorian Government Country Resources Suicide Prevention Victoria 31 December 1997 Report prevention, strategy

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The Executive Summary and Task Force Report which follow contain a comprehensive suicide prevention strategy structured in a framework comprising:

-Prevention: strategies which strengthen the capacity of individuals to cope with life's stresses and reduce potential vulnerability to suicide.
- Early Intervention: services which are responsive and which provide continuity of care to support people who may have particular social, health or emotional problems that make them more vulnerable to suicidal behavior.
- Intervention: accessible and immediate crisis support services for individuals who are exhibiting suicidal behavior.
- Post intervention: immediate and ongoing post suicide supports for bereaved families and friends, witnesses to suicide, the immediate community, first responders and professionals.


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