“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