Knowledge about suicide and suicidal behavior, and its prevention, is rapidly increasing in the last decades. However, the average clinician is not necessarily aware of the potential implications of these advances for his or her practice. If he or she turns to the clinical guidelines to know how to deal with suicidal risk, they will find general recommendations but few details on specific situations to which they may be confronted.
To cover up for this need, the EPA-SSSP has created several flyers with recommendations and orientations about suicide related topics.
We have tried to use evidence-based data whenever possible. These flyers include a short summary outlining the state of the art for a particular topic related to suicidal behavior, and a list of practical highlights and useful links related to this topic, as well as illustrations and algorithms to summarize the main aspects. They are focused on the clinical management of the patients and as close as possible to real practice concerns.
The first topics we are addressing are:
- Surviving cancer: screen and support for suicidal intent
- Prevention of suicide among Migrants
- LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender): a Population at Risk of Suicidal Behavior
- Prevention of suicide among people with substance use disorders
- Postvention: helping suicide bereavers
The development of these flyers has been made possible by the direct involvement of different section members and the expertise of the whole section.
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Thanks to Jorge López Castroman, MD, PHD, co-chair of The EPA-SSSP Section of Suicidology and Suicide Prevention