The Observatory of Suicide is developing a protocol to suicide prevention in schools , a guide on the self-injurious behaviour of children and youth and other protocol of detection and intervention in juvenile facilities, has explained the councillor for Health, Patricia Gomez.
Gomez has explained these actions in response to a question from the mp of the parliamentary group of Proposta per les Illes, PI, Catalina Pons, has reminded in the plenary of the Parliament that suicide is " the first cause of unnatural death in the community," and has claimed to know what is the strategy of the Ministry of Health to deal with it, in addition to having created the Observatory of Suicide.
Pons has stressed that, according to the College of Psychologists, there is an increase "alarming cases of suicide" in the Balearic islands, with 127 cases dealt with by his group of emergency in 20 months, of which 63 have been completed suicides and 66 attempts.
The councillor for Health, Patricia Gomez, has assured that in the Balearic "is suicide a person every four days" , a figure that you feel should "give pause to all" and a problem "social and health problem."
Gomez has detailed the Strategy that Mental Health is the one that designed the Observatory of Suicide, led by a psychologist and created the last year, with 160 professionals.Detection, assessment, intervention, and prevention
Among the actions that are taking place, the councillor has highlighted that it is developing a protocol with the technical education to prevent suicide in schools and a guide of self-harm for young people "to understand this self-injurious behaviour of children and youth", and once developed, the protocol will be given training to teachers and educators.
Gomez has indicated that it is also developing a protocol for screening, assessment, intervention, and prevention in the children's centers, and a program of prevention, detection, approach and treatment of the suicidal behavior of children and youth in the Institute of Mental Health in Children and Youth.
in Addition, it has hired a nurse manager of cases, Mental Health specialist, to coordinate complex cases between Mental Health and the school teams ; and it will be launched also a specialized team at the Institute of Mental Health in Children and Youth.
last year, with the commissioning of the Observatory, has organized a conference which was attended by 800 people, organized by various public entities of health, psychology and education .
Gomez has said that they are "many proposals, and many projects by the importance of the topic." " we all Work together to better prevent suicide," he concluded.
The councillor has welcomed the organisation on the part of AFASIB of a day last Friday to give visibility to this problem, and has announced that this Friday there is another for the media, who also has thanked the treatment of the news, so much more appropriate.
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