TableĀ 2

Barriers and facilitating factors identified by vendors for interventions involving vendors to prevent self-poisoning in rural Sri Lanka

No community pressure to change sales practicesVendors reported willingness to participate in training initiatives about self-poisoning
No training or support to identify or respond to customers attempting to access pesticides for self-harmWillingness of some vendors to support prevention, for example, intensive questioning, offering support to distressed customers
Difficult to identify individuals for self-poisoning where there is no visible distressVendors capable of identifying vulnerable customers who may go on to self-harm
Difficult for large-scale vendors who may not be connected to the community to identify individuals risk