The Lancet Suicide series

“Suicide is an act that is contrary to what is perhaps the strongest of human instincts’€”survival.”

In this Series, three reviews help us to better understand the incomprehensible act of suicide and further discuss strategies to reduce the risk of self-destructive behaviour. In two of the Series papers, Keith Hawton and colleagues and Alexandra Pitman and colleagues review the current state of knowledge for self-harm and suicide in adolescents and young men, respectively. A third paper by Paul SF Yip and colleagues reviews prevention of suicide by limiting of access to highly lethal methods of suicide.

For the Series homepage, see: http://www.thelancet.com/series/suicide

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