A decrease in suicide rates in Japanese rural towns after community-based intervention by the health promotion approach.

@article{Motohashi2007ADI,
  title={A decrease in suicide rates in Japanese rural towns after community-based intervention by the health promotion approach.},
  author={Y. Motohashi and Yoshihiro Kaneko and Hisanaga Sasaki and Masako Yamaji},
  journal={Suicide & life-threatening behavior},
  year={2007},
  volume={37 5},
  pages={593-9}
}
A community-based intervention study for suicide prevention was conducted in six towns (total population 43,964) in Akita Prefecture of Japan according to a quasi-experimental design to reduce suicide rates in rural towns. Public awareness raising activities using a health promotion approach emphasizing the empowerment of residents and civic participation were conducted. The welfare measures of promoting a sense of purpose among senior citizens and creating a community network were also taken… CONTINUE READING

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