Suicide rate much higher for care at home

Suicide rate much higher for care at home

People with mental health problems who are cared for by community crisis teams are far more likely to commit suicide than those treated in hospital, research shows.

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.

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