Can postdischarge follow-up contacts prevent suicide and suicidal behavior? A review of the evidence.

@article{Luxton2013CanPF,
  title={Can postdischarge follow-up contacts prevent suicide and suicidal behavior? A review of the evidence.},
  author={D. Luxton and Jennifer D. June and K. Comtois},
  journal={Crisis},
  year={2013},
  volume={34 1},
  pages={
          32-41
        }
}
  • D. Luxton, Jennifer D. June, K. Comtois
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine
  • Crisis
  • BACKGROUND The time period following discharge from inpatient psychiatry and emergency department (ED) treatment is one of heightened risk for repeat suicide attempts for patients. Evidence reported in the literature shows that follow-up contacts might reduce suicide risk, although there has not been a comprehensive and critical review of the evidence to date. AIMS To evaluate evidence for the effectiveness of suicide prevention interventions that involve follow-up contacts with patients… CONTINUE READING
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    Paper Mentions

    INTERVENTIONAL CLINICAL TRIAL
    The study will determine whether community-based caring contact via a mobile app connection with or without volunteer support in addition to treatment as usual (psychiatric and… Expand
    ConditionsSelf Inflicted Injury, Suicide and Self Inflicted Injury
    InterventionBehavioral, Other
    INTERVENTIONAL CLINICAL TRIAL
    The purpose of this multi-site randomized controlled trial is to determine if the Caring Letters intervention is effective in preventing suicide and suicidal behaviors among U.S… Expand
    ConditionsSuicide, Suicide, Attempted
    InterventionBehavioral
    Suicide prevention: Towards integrative, innovative and individualized brief contact interventions.
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