Preventing suicides must remain a priorityBMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7316.808a (Published 06 October 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:808
- Louis Appleby, national director for mental health, Department of Health (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- School of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester M20 8LR
EDITOR—Davies et al are sceptical about the intention to reduce suicide set out in the national service framework on mental health, mainly because they regard suicide as rare.1 In fact, there are around 5000 suicides a year in England. This is more than the number of deaths in motor vehicle crashes and more than 10 times the number of deaths from …
Log in using your username and password
Log in through your institution
Register for a free trial to thebmj.com to receive unlimited access to all content on thebmj.com for 14 days.
Sign up for a free trial