Greater awareness and enhancing communication between patients and primary care providers can help lower the risk of suicide among US veterans.
The ACP proposes that efforts should focus on improving end-of-life care, as through palliative and hospice care.
There does not appear to be an association between methylphenidate hydrochloride treatment for ADHD and suicide attempts.
Physician education in depression recognition and treatment and restricting access to lethal methods have significant data supporting their effectiveness in suicide prevention.
While many suicide prevention techniques are effective, others have not been proven to be beneficial.