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Suicide Prevention for Military Personnel

Jin-Jia Lin

Suicide is largely preventable. But an esti-mated of 900,000 people die by committing sui-cide each year around the world (, and more than 3,500 people die from suicide each year since 2005 in Taiwan ( Besides, in most studied countries, the suicide trends for males, particularly the younger age groups, have been in-creasing [1]. In Taiwan, youth suicide is the sec-ond leading causes of death in those aged 15-24 years ( aspx? f_list_no=312&fod_list_no=2747). Thus, more spe-cific suicide prevention actions to suit the young male sub-population groups must be conducted since factors contributing to suicide can vary in specific demographic and population groups.
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