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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Active Sport Participation, Sport Spectatorship and Suicidal Behavior

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Karolina Krysinska, Karl Andriessen, David Lester, Michele Battuello and Maurizio Pompili

Abstract

The present chapter reviews the existing evidence regarding the link between physical activity, active and passive involvement in sports, and suicidal behavior, and presents possible explanations regarding this relationship as well as their application for suicide prevention.

Keywords:

Sport, athletes, physical activity, spectators, suicide, body mass index, exercise.

Affiliation:

Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Leuven, Tiensestraat 102 - bus 3720, 3000 Leuven, Belgium