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ERIC Number: EJ873701
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0363-0234
Method of Suicide in the Mentally Ill: A National Clinical Survey
Hunt, Isabelle M.; Swinson, Nicola; Palmer, Ben; Turnbull, Pauline; Cooper, Jayne; While, David; Windfuhr, Kirsten; Shaw, Jenny; Appleby, Louis; Kapur, Navneet
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v40 n1 p22-34 Feb 2010
Comparisons of psychiatric patients who die by suicide using different methods are scarce. We aimed to establish the methods of suicide used by those who are currently or have recently been in contact with mental health services in England and Wales (N = 6,203), and describe the social and clinical characteristics of suicides by different methods. We found that hanging, self-poisoning, and jumping (from a height or in front of a moving vehicle) were the most common methods of suicide, accounting for 79% of all deaths. The implications of these and other findings are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England); United Kingdom (Wales)