The Guardian has reported that United Kingdom Office for National Statistics figures show that
Disturbing information as to other trends is also provided.
Early intervention was identified as the key to reducing this tragic trend.
The article is attached and will prompt you to think:
"What damage could the words I use be doing and how can I improve ?"
Developing effective public health policy is partly dependent on the accuracy of collated data, including statistics, that reflect the prevalence of behaviours and outcomes and their impact on our nation. Without accurate data the development of appropriate suicide prevention strategies, targeted research and the addressing of social attitudes becomes difficult.
Recommendations are provided on what is needed to improve reporting processes, thereby increasing the overall efficiency of public health policy in addressing suicide and self harm concerns.
An abstract of the article is attached with details on how to access the complete article.
This Blog is co-authored by members of the Lifeboat team, supported by the latest research and news in suicide prevention, policy and strategy.