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Latest methods to reduce suicide risk after psychiatric hospitalization

June 7, 2012
by Tony Salvatore, MA
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Ironically, inpatient psychiatric care, the very thing that offers safety and stabilization to acutely suicidal individuals, leaves them at high risk of suicide after discharge. But a review of the latest research identifies practical prevention steps.
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12. American Association for Suicidology, Recommendations for Inpatient and Residential Patients Known to be at Elevated Risk for Suicide. Washington, DC, 2005.

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14. National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, Suicide Care in Systems Framework. Newton, MA, 2011.

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