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Operationalizing strategic objectives of suicide prevention policy: Police-led LOSST LIFFE model.

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posted on 23.03.2021, 14:28 by Barney Thorne, Michelle O'Reilly
Suicide is a global public health challenge. We explore the benefits and challenges of operationalizing strategic objectives of national suicide prevention policies locally. To implement policy effectively, local resources must be mobilized, and we investigate a real-time surveillance, principles-based model led by the police through a multiple case-study design. We found current data collected on deaths by suicide is limited and more localized responses are necessary. Multi-agency communication, utilization of existing local support systems, and emotional support for frontline practitioners is essential. Police are on the frontline for suicide and are uniquely placed to collect data and support families.

History

Author affiliation

School of Media, Communication and Sociology

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Published in

Death Studies

Publisher

Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

issn

0748-1187

Copyright date

2021

Available date

23/02/2022

Language

en