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Suicide Prevention International 

Suicide Prevention International
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Suicide Prevention International
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Herbert Hendin

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198570059.003.0103
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date: 17 August 2019

With one million suicides a year and several hundred million people suffering from serious depression worldwide, depression and suicide are now recognized as major global health problems. Our ability to treat depression and prevent suicide has improved significantly over the past few decades, but proven suicide prevention measures have still not reached people both in developing countries and in large areas of many industrialized countries. Suicide Prevention International is uniquely positioned to address this problem.

Utilizing its international network of experts, Suicide Prevention International (SPI) undertakes projects that are most likely to prevent suicide, selects qualified investigators, and works with them in developing and implementing the projects from beginning to end. SPI’s focused approach and broad base of expertise are at work implementing a wide range of projects. The following are a few examples.

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