Access to methods of suicide: what impact?

  title={Access to methods of suicide: what impact?},
  author={Christopher H Cantor and Prof. Dr. Louis J. Baume},
  journal={The Australian and New Zealand journal of psychiatry},
  volume={32 1},
OBJECTIVE The aim of this paper is to explore the conceptual basis of limiting access to potential methods of suicide as a public health measure. METHOD A review of the literature was conducted. RESULTS Both physical availability and sociocultural acceptability are important determinants of choice. There is considerable evidence of an association between method availability and method specific suicide rates. There is also evidence that restriction of method availability is often associated… CONTINUE READING

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