A term of art* referring to the efforts by a hospital, prison, or other institutions to prevent suicide by individuals in their care, by removing hazards that could be used to commit suicide.
*Analogous to water-proofing, baby-proofing, etc.
Suicide proofing manoeuvres
• Removing sharp objects–to prevent cutting of arteries
• Removing rope, cords, belts–to prevent hanging
• Limiting access to overdose-prone medications to single dose containers
and removing the TV–to prevent being bored to death