Suicide: A Global Perspective

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In the year 2000, approximately one million people died from suicide: a "global" mortality rate of 16 per 100,000, or one death every 40 seconds. In the last 45 years suicide rates have increased ...
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Risk Factors for Suicide in Prisons

Pp. 102-106 (5)

Maurizio Pompili, David Lester, Paolo Girardi and Christine Tartaro


The present chapter reviews research on suicide in prisons and jails. The characteristics of prisoners committing suicide are described, the role of screening discussed, and the need for adequate training and standards for care to be implemented noted.


Suicide, prisons, jails, screening, assessment, standards of care.


Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center, Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy