Intervening to Prevent a Suicide in a Public Place: A Qualitative Study of Effective Interventions by Lay People

Owens C, Derges J, Abraham CIntervening to prevent a suicide in a public place: a qualitative study of effective interventions by lay peopleBMJ Open 2019;9:e032319. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-032319
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Objectives: Many suicides take place in public locations, usually involving jumping from high places or use of transport networks. Previous research has largely focused on the effectiveness of physical barriers at frequently used locations. There have been no studies of human intervention to prevent suicides in public places.

Training of Professionals on Preventing Substance Abuse in Schools and the Community

First Milestone Achieved: Successfully completed Training of Professionals on Preventing Substance Abuse in Schools and Community @ at PASK Hall 16 - 17 November, 2019 Karachi, Pakistan In the first phase of the project 32 young professionals were trained in schools and the community. These 32 trained young professionals will assist and execute more prevention programs in schools and the community to educate young students in substance use prevention. A project supported by UNDP Pakistan

16th World Congress on Public Health 2020

Rome, Italy,

The 16th World Congress on Public Health will take place 12th-17th October 2020 in Rome, Italy.

The theme of the Congress, Public Health for the Future of Humanity: Analysis, Advocacy, and Action, reflects the firm stance that the public health community have an obligation to respond to these new circumstances.

Prevention that Works

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Education World

School is one of the key environments to discuss with young people the impact of substance use, and deliver evidenced prevention interventions .

It is vital that the messages that are passed on to young people are appropriate and delivered in a meaningful way.

Strategies Needed to Prevent Diversion of Prescription Opioids to Youth

Hudgins, J. D., Porter, J. J., Monuteaux, M. C., & Bourgeois, F. T. (2019). Prescription opioid use and misuse among adolescents and young adults in the United States: A national survey study. PLOS Medicine, 16(11). doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002922
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Despite the well-documented detrimental effects of opioid abuse, misuse of prescription opioids remains high among adolescents and young adults in the U.S. While measures have been implemented to prevent prescription opioid diversion, such as prescription drug monitoring programs, access to friends’ and family members’ prescription opioids is an important driver of prescription opioid abuse among adolescents and young adults.

Jersey and Guernsey Sign up to WHO's Tobacco Control

A public health treaty set up to cut tobacco-related diseases and deaths has been extended to Jersey and Guernsey by the UK. The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) is the distinguished global tobacco control instrument that sets the foundation for reducing both demand for and supply of tobacco products and providing a clear guidance for tobacco control policy at all levels. In order to sign up as a member, countries have to

Lift Up! “Prevention of Violence against Women Living with People with Substance Use Disorder

Lift Up! “Prevention of Violence against Women Living with People with Substance Use Disorder” Special thanks to the Institute of Clinical Psychology UoK, Pakistan US Alumni Network, Initiator Hdf SNYC, DFPF, Wajid Ali Rizwan Jaffar , Dr Uzma Ali , Dr. Shafaq Ali , Dr. Salman Baig , Muhammad Sohail Malik , Dr Madeeha, Ahmad Shah , Mrs Wajid Ali, DSP Khalid Ansari, Paras Ali , Naveed Iqbal and every individual who contributed for a

Helping to Support and Transform the Lives of People Affected by Alcohol

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Local Government Association
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Drinking to excess takes a huge toll on individuals, families, communities and society as a whole.

Many adult problem drug users have long histories of substance misuse which often starts before the age of 18.

Providing well-funded, targeted and effective substance misuse services is vital to help prevent alcohol abuse, enable people to overcome addiction and sustain their recovery.

First Results of Regulating Alcohol Marketing on Social Media in Finland

Social media is being used by the alcohol industry as a platform to promote their products. This has raised concerns about adolescents’ exposure to alcohol advertising, as social media is extensively used by young people. Through the Alcohol Act, Finland became the first country in the world to monitor and regulate social media for alcohol-related content. The Finnish Alcohol Act restricts social media alcohol adverts in the following three ways: the use of interactive games,