Role of the social work profession in works for suicide prevention

Alptekin, K. (2008) Role of the social work profession in works for suicide prevention. Anatolian Journal of Psychiatry (Anadolu Psikiyatri Dergisi), 9 (3). pp. 179-187.

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Suicide is a multi-dimensional and complex behavior in which biological, psychiatric, psychological and social-cultural factors are interactive. In recent years it has been seen that both accomplished suicides and suicide attempts are at rising trend in a lot of countries, particularly among young population. This situation marks that works for suicide prevention which have been carried out with various challenges will gain gradually further importance. Works for suicide prevention are a significant part of services carried out by multi-discipliner teams on the field of mental health and in implementations of social worker who are a member of the team of mental health it is highly possible to come across with patterns of suicide behavior. However, information about implementation of social work in works for suicide prevention is extremely limited in the Turkish literature. The main objective of this two-part study is to make known the role and functions of social work profession in suicide prevention works. In this respect, primarily being inspired by the preventive approach on the public health, suicide prevention works have been handled at three levels in it, as primary, secondary and tertiary levels. Later, it has been emphasized on roles of social work to prevent suicide in terms of the three different prevention levels.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Suicide, Social Worker, Social Work Profession, Prevention, Turkey, Mental Health
Subjects:Behavioral Disciplines and Activities > Mental Health Services
Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms > Behavior > Behavioral Symptoms
Health Care Facilities, Manpower, and Services > Health Services
Geographic Locations > Asia > Asia, Western > Middle East > Turkey
-Journal Repositories > Anatolian Journal of Psychiatry
Social Sciences > Sociology
Psychological Phenomena and Processes > Mental Health
Geographic Locations > Historical Geographic Locations > Middle East > Turkey
ID Code:2955
Deposited By:Dr. Lut Tamam
Deposited On:08 July 2008

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