Category list : Suicide
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Serious mental illnesses reduce life expectancy by 10 to 20 years, a loss of years equivalent or worse than that for heavy smoking, research has suggested.
About 60% of people struggling with suicidal thoughts do not receive any help, according to research.
Scotland’s largest health board has been told to remove plastic bin liners from all its mental health wards after two patients took their own lives.
The government must urgently improve support for mental health services in order to cut the number of young suicides in the UK, a charity has warned.
More attention needs to be paid to suicide prevention in general hospitals, suggest findings from a UK study.
Many acute hospital staff are unequipped to cope with patents suffering mental health-related problems, a new report has warned.
This morning I heard a radio interviewer ask: “ASDA’s ‘mental patient’ Halloween costume was just a bit of fun wasn’t it?”
Stigma: A major barrier to preventionSubscription
Stigma surrounding suicide is the theme of this year’s World Suicide Prevention Day taking place on September 10.
The potential for a blood test to predict suicide risk has sparked much debate, with The Independent reporting that a “US study raises controversial prospect to identify people at risk”.
Every Scottish health board reviewed so far on how they deal with serious incidents have been told they must improve.