The Lancet Psychiatry: Improvements in NHS mental health care in England may have helped to reduce suicide rates

EurekAlert, 20 April 2016
Source: The Lancet
“Increasing specialist community services like crisis resolution, helping make the transition to adult services smoother for young people, and implementing clinical guidelines are just some of the service changes that are linked to significantly reduced suicide rates in mental health services in England over the last 16 years. The study by researchers at the University Manchester also finds that suicide rates were higher in mental health trusts with higher levels of staff turnover, suggesting that organisational factors may be equally important in preventing suicide.”
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