Project: Suicidal behaviour in the Gent area - a monitoring study.
- project duration
- 01-JAN-98 – 31-DEC-99
- In order to gain insight in the epidemiology, i.e. the distribution in the general population and the factors that influence this distribution, of attempted suicide in Gent, all consecutive episodes of non-fatal suicidal behaviour are monitored by the general and psychiatric hospitals, crisisintervention centres, general practitioners, and the jail in the area (catachment area = approx. 250.000 inhabitants. The monitoring includes characteristics of suicide attempters and their attempts.