Three times as many mental health patients commit suicide when receiving care at home rather than hospital

Three times as many mental health patients commit suicide when receiving care at home rather than hospital
 

Three times as many mental health patients committed suicide when receiving care at home compared to those in hospital, new research has revealed.
The findings, published by the University of Manchester, have raised concern among mental health campaigners about the number of people taking their own life after they have been discharged from hospital and handed over to ‘crisis’ teams.
More than 200 suicide deaths per year now occur in patients under mental health home treatment teams - three times higher than the rate among in patients.
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6 October 2016 in Regional North West , Views: 42
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