Suicide Prevention in Vietnam

In rapidly developing Vietnam, there is concern over what is thought to be a significant accompanying rise in suicide.  However, this is based on fragmentary evidence, since there is no system in place for recording any causes of death apart from those occurring in hospitals. No suicide prevention effort can be evaluated, nor is there impetus to engage in one, without such baseline information. SPI is working with Tran Thanh Huong, a leading suicide researcher in Vietnam, who has studied the current monitoring system, is implementing a comprehensive plan that should enable us to determine when suicide is the case of death.