Suicide rate much higher for people receiving mental health care at home

Suicide rate much higher for people receiving mental health care at home
 

Some 200 suicides occur every year among those receiving crisis resolution and home treatment (CRHT) - three times the figure for inpatients.
Experts behind the new study - from the University of Manchester's National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness (NCISH) - questioned whether there was too much reliance on home treatment.
Their report said "crisis teams are unlikely to be a safe setting for patients at high risk or who live alone".
A CHRT team is a group of mental health professionals who support a person at home during a mental... read more

 
6 October 2016 in Regional West, Views: 47
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