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July 2017

Suicide Risk After Psychiatric Hospital Discharge

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, New York
  • 2New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York
JAMA Psychiatry. 2017;74(7):669-670. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2017.1043

Despite clinical and public health efforts aimed at preventing suicide, the suicide rate in the United States has steadily increased over the past decade.1 This disturbing trend stands in sharp contrast with 8 of the other 10 leading causes of death in the United States, the rates of which have substantially decreased in recent years.2 The national increase in suicide rate brings renewed urgency to suicide research and implementation of effective suicide prevention programs.

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