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Mental health patients at highest risk of suicide in first two weeks after leaving hospital

Researchers call for suicides soon after discharge and deaths following restraint to be "never events." Mental health patients are at their highest risk of dying by suicide in the first two weeks after leaving hospital, a new report shows. "This increased risk has been linked to short admissions and to life events so our recommendations are that careful and effective care planning is needed including for patients before they are discharged and for those who self-discharge," authors note.
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