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Suicide guide for prevention

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  • The Samaritans, a British suicide intervention organization, fields 2.5 million phone calls per year. Using dramatized scenarios and commentary by healthcare professionals, this program replaces myths with facts about suicide: who is at risk, how warning signs are displayed, what some of the triggers are, and how to intervene. Of special emphasis is the vital need for the medical staff to engage in a compassionate dialogue with parasuicides in order to correctly assess their readiness for release and need for referrals to mental health specialists and social workers.


  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Oct. 13, 2006.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
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  • Suicide Intervention (2:47) -- At-Risk Occupations for Suicide (3:18) -- Parasuicide/Attempted Suicide (5:12) -- Medical Response to Parasuicide (4:13) -- Parasuicide: Opportunity for Intervention (3:22) -- Grief, Despair, and Depression (6:17)
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