By Chris King • 20 August 2021 • 23:22
THERE are calls for the creation of an Andalucian National Suicide Prevention Plan
The illustrious Official College of Psychology of Eastern Andalucia (Copao) has highlighted the need for a National Suicide Prevention Plan to be developed and implemented immediately, despite the existence of isolated prevention programs in some of the autonomous communities, as a spokesman pointed out, “these present, today, certain limitations”
The province of Malaga is one of the Spanish provinces with the highest incidence of suicide cases, or attempts, and as a result, the Junta de Andalucia has launched an initiative aimed at the study, research, and analysis, of current data, to determine the factors that can help prevent this problem that already causes more external deaths than traffic accidents.
This is the Working Group for the Prevention of Suicide in the Province of Malaga, in which Copao participates through Francisco Esteve, of the Professional Section of Clinical and Health Psychology.
This organisation points out that, “many of the current programs lack self-evaluation systems to know their effects on suicidal behavior”, and it should be noted that groups such as America’s Suicide Prevention Strategy, also include the incorporation of training and improvement mechanisms.
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Originally from Wales, Chris spent years on the Costa del Sol before moving to the Algarve where he is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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