Text Messaging Strategies for Suicide Prevention – Lecture


In this Healthed lecture, Clinical A/Prof David Horgan will explain that suicide is the leading cause of death and injury in younger people. There are several strategies that the GP can use to reduce the risk of suicide including a recent innovation that involves recruiting friends and family of a patient at risk to communicate regularly by text. A/Prof Horgan will explain the rationale and implementation of this potentially powerful strategy as a new tool for GPs to use in these difficult circumstances.

Resource: In Tough Times Text


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