Suicide Prevention Inequities in Colombia: A Call to Action

Ángela Gissette Caro-Delgado, Magnolia Del Pilar Ballesteros Cabrera

Affiliation: Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogota, Colombia

Keywords: Inequities, suicide, prevention, promotion, South América

Categories: Medicine

DOI: 10.17160/josha.9.5.842

Languages: English

In Colombia (South América), suicide care is focused on prevent people to kill themselves. Prevention guidelines have been designed without a sensitive understanding of particular population needs and its social determinants, which can lead to the accentuation of social and health inequities, due to differential exposures to risk and protective factors and cumulative advantage/disadvantage throughout life. Therefore, preventive actions that seek to prevent damage and risk control, create a space for reflection on the task prevention, health promotion and quality of life.

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