Suicide Prevention: A Resource for the Family


avatar Sergio Pérez Barrero 1 , *

Suicidology Section of the World Association of Psychiatry,Medical University of Granma, Granma, Cuba

how to cite: Pérez Barrero S. Suicide Prevention: A Resource for the Family. Iran J Psychiatry Behav Sci. 2007;1(2): 4-10.


The family can play an important role in the prevention of suicide if it is capable of aiding the mental health care services in the early detection and management of family members at risk. In order to attain that goal the whole family should be qualified and rid of some myths associated with suicidal behavior. Some scientific criteria which should be taken into consideration by the family in order to prevent suicide among its members will be explained


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