Suicide thoughts and attempts and psychiatric treatment utilization: informing prevention strategies.

@article{Ahmedani2012SuicideTA,
  title={Suicide thoughts and attempts and psychiatric treatment utilization: informing prevention strategies.},
  author={Brian Kenneth Ahmedani and Brian Edward Perron and Mark Andrew Ilgen and Arnelyn Abdon and Michael Vaughn and Matthew W. Epperson},
  journal={Psychiatric services},
  year={2012},
  volume={63 2},
  pages={186-9}
}
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to investigate the characteristics of nonreceipt of specialty psychiatric treatment among those who experienced suicidal thoughts or who attempted suicide. METHODS Data were from the 2008-2009 National Survey on Drug Use and Health and included responses from adults 18 years and older who answered mental health and suicide-related questions (N=75,690). RESULTS Overall, 3.7% of the respondents experienced suicidal thoughts and .5% attempted suicide. Lack… CONTINUE READING

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