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Suicide in Asia: opportunities and challenges.
Asian countries account for approximately 60% of the world's suicides, but there is a great mismatch in the region between the scale of the problem and the resources available to tackle it. DespiteExpand
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Suicide risk and prevention during the COVID-19 pandemic
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Suicide Methods in Asia: Implications in Suicide Prevention
As the largest continent in the World, Asia accounts for about 60% of World suicides. Preventing suicide by restricting access to suicide methods is one of the few evidence-based suicide preventionExpand
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The co-occurrence of smoking and drinking among young adults in college: national survey results from the United States.
BACKGROUND In US colleges, alcohol and tobacco pose substantial health risks but little is known about their co-occurrence, limiting development and use of appropriately targeted prevention efforts.Expand
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Women's status and depressive symptoms: a multilevel analysis.
The effects of state-level women's status and autonomy on individual-level women's depressive symptoms were examined. We conducted a multi-level analysis of the 1991 longitudinal follow up of theExpand
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Means restriction for suicide prevention
Limitation of access to lethal methods used for suicide--so-called means restriction--is an important population strategy for suicide prevention. Many empirical studies have shown that such meansExpand
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Risk modifying effect of social capital on measures of heavy alcohol consumption, alcohol abuse, harms, and secondhand effects: national survey findings
Study objective: To examine associations between social capital and individual risk for alcohol abuse and harms and identify protective effect mechanisms. Design: Multilevel multivariate analysisExpand
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Can social factors explain sex differences in insomnia? Findings from a national survey in Taiwan
Study objective: To examine sociological explanations for the higher level of insomnia in women, including social roles and socioeconomic status (SES). Design: Cross sectional survey researchExpand
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The impact of media reporting of the suicide of a singer on suicide rates in Taiwan
PurposeTo examine if widespread media reporting of the suicide of a young female singer by charcoal burning increased suicide rates, and to examine whether the suicide induced a high risk ofExpand
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Suicide by charcoal burning in Taiwan: implications for means substitution by a case-linkage study
ObjectiveThis study estimated the incidence of suicide mortality among suicide attempters in Taiwan and assessed the extent of means substitution among subjects with a non-fatal attempt and aExpand
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