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Bad for wealth, bad for health?
In 2008 the rates of suicide in the UK began to increase. Is it a coincidence that this was also when the financial crisis hit? Ben Barr, research fellow in the department of Public Health and Policy at the University of Liverpool, explains what his study found.
Those who've attempted to kill themselves once are at high risk of doing so again, but interventions to prevent this have been hard to find. Merete Nordentoft, professor at the Mental Health Centre Copenhagen, University of Copenhagen, talks us through the results of her study examining a promising candidate.
Suicides associated with the 2008-10 economic recession in England: time trend analysis
Effect of assertive outreach after suicide attempt in the AID (assertive intervention for deliberate self harm) trial: randomised controlled trial
Suicide and the recession: 0:36
Preventing further suicide attempts: 6:1