Number of killings by patients being treated for mental health problems falls
The number of killings by patients being treated for mental health problems is falling, probably as a result of improved NHS care, a major new report reveals today.
But the number of suicides has increased across the UK since the financial crash in 2008, except in Scotland, with middle-aged men the most likely group to take their own life. There are concerns that every year dozens of patients may be killing themselves after they have been wrongly released from hospital because mental health units have too few beds.
Patients with schizophrenia, psychosis or other disorders committed a total... read more
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