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Def: tertiary prevention
Attempts to reduce recurrance and long term sequalae

Eg: rehab pgms, half-way houses, AA
Def: Secondary prevention
Early detection and treatment to prevent full-blown illness

Eg: suicide hotlines, screening tests
Def: primary prevention
Reduce incidence of new cases

Eg: prenatal programs, education
Suicide demographics
Greater incidence among

Older people
Single people
Age group with most rapidly increasing rate of suicide
15-24 year olds
Suicide risk factors
Past attempt
Family history of suicde
Stated intent
Feelings of hopelessness
Long-standing depression recently lifting
Incidence of childhood physical abuse
Overall equal for boys and girls
In early childhood boys > girls
In adolescence girls > boys

Girls 2-3x more likely to experience sexual abuse
Rate of post-partum depression
50% mild
10% clinical
Effect of marital status on suicide rate
Lowest to highest

Never married
Guidelines for competency to stand trial
Understand the nature of the proceedings
Be able to cooperate with counsel
Best way to reduce teen pregnancy
Clinic programs that focus on contraceptive use and distribute condoms
Psychiatric diagnosis most associated with completed suicide
Mood disorders generally (15-20% succeed)

Major Depression, recurrent with psychotic features 5x more likely than others with mood disorders
Def: advocacy consultation
Help disenfranchised groups bring about institutional change in order to further their goals
Reasons for suicide among the elderly
Concerns about health
Most likely inpatient admission
Never married people - for both sexes

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