Special Issue "Suicide Prevention Strategies"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 July 2019
Dr. Evangelos C. Alexopoulos
Metopolitan General Hospital, Occupational Health Dpt., 264 Mesogion Avenue, 155 62 Holargos, Athens, Greece
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Interests: occupational health; occupational medicine; exposure assessment; public health; environmental epidemiology; environmental health; employee well-being; preventive medicine
At the opposite end of a meaningful life and happiness, suicide has a profound societal impact. Suicidal ideation encompasses an interplay of personal resources with physical, mental, and social challenges and thus suicide prevention requires a multifactorial and integrated approach. Socioeconomic factors such as unemployment, financial difficulties, discrimination, bullying, lack of social support, and work-related stressors are associated with suicidal behavior. Higher suicide rates have been monitored in specific occupational groups such as farmers, healthcare professionals, as well as emergency and protective service occupations (e.g., police, firefighters, armed forces, security officers). In this context, job resources could be crucial in suicide prevention by the early identification of predisposing physical and mental ill-health and vulnerability at the personal level and by crafting a supportive work environment. Occupational and primary health services, where available, could affect work stressors and coping resources but efforts/initiatives should be positioned within community, education, business, agriculture, armed forces and other society sectors. Media and politics also hold important roles.
This Special Issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, entitled “Suicide Prevention Strategies”, offers an opportunity to publish high-quality multi-disciplinary research. We welcome research related to suicide and suicide attempt with high intent epidemiology (rates, trends, patterns among countries, gender, age, and occupational group), research on indicators and surveillance initiatives (to account for the constellation of risk factors and the heterogeneity of data quality), and papers related to prevention strategies and interventions.
Dr. Evangelos C. Alexopoulos
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- attempted suicide
- suicide statistics
- suicide risk assessment
- psychosocial risks
- job stress
- working conditions
- suicide prevention programs
- suicide prevention intervention