What we learned about suicide risk from looking at how services work with suicidal thoughts

In 2017 our charity, Suicide Crisis, started a research project into deaths by suicide which involved attending every inquest which was a possible suicide in our county of Gloucestershire.

We also spoke to some of the families of the individuals who died.

At our Suicide Crisis Centre we are fortunate and immensely grateful that no client has died in the period that they have been under our care.

However, we were still hearing of deaths in our area, and this was distressing to us. We wanted to learn what more could be done to prevent them.

Here are some interesting findings from the first six months of our research, during which time the coroner found that twenty five individuals had died by suicide in Gloucestershire.

Full story: Mental Health Today

Author: Stuart Dent
Posted on: 5th May 2018