Show Summary Details
Page of

Suicide prevention in Chile 

Suicide prevention in Chile
Suicide prevention in Chile

Marcello Ferrada-Noli

, Rubén Alvarado

, and Francisca Florenzano

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD MEDICINE ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Medicine Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 05 July 2022

Although the epidemiology of suicide is known to be highly correlated with psychiatric factors and advances in mental health issues, the suicide rate in Chile had risen from 5.6 per 100,000 in 1990, to 10.3 in 2005: the suicide rate increased for men in the same period from 9.7 to 17.4, and for women from 1.6 to 3.4. This phenomenon has placed the country among the countries with the highest suicide figures in South America (Ministry of Health 2008; WHO 2008).

Access to the complete content on Oxford Medicine Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.