Removing means for self-harm
Question 2: Is removing means for self-harm better than no intervention for persons with thoughts or plans of self-harm in the last month or acts of self-harm in the last year?
- Population: persons with thoughts, plans or acts of self-harm
- Interventions: removing means for self-harm
- Comparison: no intervention
- suicide mortality
- repetition of suicide attempts and acts of self-harm
- thoughts or plans of self-harm, hopelessness
- quality of life
- functionality status.
The individual, family and relevant others should be advised to restrict access to the means for self-harm (e.g. pesticides and other toxic substances, medication, firearms) as long as the individual has thoughts, plans or acts of self-harm.
Strength of recommendation: STRONG