International research has demonstrate that a substantially share of the population have experienced to lose a next of kin to suicide. This study examines how many Danes have been affected by a suicide attempt. The aim of this on-going study is the assess how large a share of the Danish population have been affected by suicidal behaviour. The project has received support from the Partnership for Suicide Prevention, Danish Health Authority.
DRISP: Trine Madsen, Anne Ranning, Annette Erlangsen
- Karine Hvidkjaer, medicinstuderende ved Københavns Universitet
- Elene Fleischer, PhD Netværk for selvmordsramte (www.nefos.dk)
- Jens Peter Eckardt,chefanalytiker, Bedre Psykiatri
Every year about 600 suicide deaths and 11,000 suicide attempts are recorded in Denmark. Next to each suicidal act are numerous relatives and other next of kin who are deeply affected. Specialised support for bereaved and affected is being provided by volunteer organisations and it is unclear how many receive help. This research project will seek to map how many bereaved by suicide and affected by suicidal behaviour receive support from Nefos, one of the Danish volunteer organisations.
The project has received support from the Partnership for Suicide Prevention, Danish Health Authority
DRISP: Annette Erlangsen
- Elene Fleischer, PhD Netværk for selvmordsramte (NEFOS)