Suicidal behaviour is an under-reported and hidden cause of death in most low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) due to lack of national systematic reporting for cause-specific mortality, high levels of stigma and religious or cultural sanctions. The lack of information on non-fatal suicidal behaviour (ideation, plans and attempts) in LMIC is a major barrier to design and implementation of prevention strategies.
This study aims to determine the prevalence of non-fatal suicidal behaviour within community- and health facility-based populations in LMIC.
This study is part of the Department for International Development’s Programme for Improving Mental Health Care (PRIME) which is led by the University of Cape Town
Jordans M, Rathod S, Fekadu A, Medhin G, Kigozi F, Kohrt B, Luitel N, Petersen I, Shidhaye R,, Ssebunnya J, Patel V, Lund C (2017) .Suicidal ideation and behaviour among community and health care seeking populations in five low- and middle-income countries: a cross-sectional study. Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences 2017 Feb 16:1-10. DOI: 10.1017/S2045796017000038
Suicidal ideation and behaviour among community and health care seeking populations in five low- and middle-income countries: a cross-sectional study
Published 1 February 2017