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Suicide prevention is not just about treating depression
  1. Y-Y Chen1,
  2. T-H Lu2
  1. 1Taipei City Hospital, Songde Branch and College of Medicine, Yang-Ming University, Taiwan
  2. 2Institutes of Public Health, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
  1. Correspondence to:
 Associate Professor T-H Lu
 Institutes of Public Health, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, No 1, Da Hsueh Road, Tainan, 701, Taiwan; robertlu{at}mail.ncku.edu.tw

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We highly appreciated the “1,000,000 lives campaign” proposed by Rivara and Mock.1 We nonetheless do not agree that a 20% reduction in deaths by suicide (160,000 lives saved) could be achieved through the management of depression. Depression is indeed one …

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