Category list : Suicide
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A new five-year plan to reduce suicide and self-harm in Wales has been unveiled for consultation by the Welsh Government.
“Talk therapy sessions can help reduce the risk of suicide among high-risk groups,” BBC News reports.
Psychosocial therapy can prevent people most at risk from considering suicide from going through with it, a study has suggested.
A coroner has ruled that a senior nurse was struggling with work pressures when he took his own life.
Disability campaigners have voiced concern about an attempt to change the law on assisted dying as the legislation faced its latest parliamentary hurdle.
Almost one in six mental health patients are attempting suicide as they face “unacceptably long” waits for help, experts have warned.
If anyone ever needed irrefutable evidence that depression doesn’t discriminate, the death of Robin Williams is surely it.
“People with certain gene mutation ‘may be more likely to end their life’,” reports the Mail Online. A postmortem study found a gene called SKA2 was less active in the brains of people with mental illness who had committed suicide.
Improving confidence in suicide risk assessmentSubscription
Staff may lack confidence in assessing suicide risk. Introducing reflective peer review can improve skills and confidence, maximising opportunities to prevent suicide
New research suggests that treating some mental health patients on psychiatric wards rather than at home could lead to a drop in suicides.