Preventing suicide in jails and prisons

Date: 2007
(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)

Information

Type:  Brochure/Booklet
Author:  World Health Organization (WHO) and International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP)
Publisher:  World Health Organization (WHO)

Aimed at the administrators who develop or implement mental health programs in correctional settings, and, more directly, correctional officers who are responsible for the safety and custody of suicidal inmates. Provides some general background on suicide and identifies a number of key prevention components.

Settings:  Adult Justice System