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Suicide Risk Post-Hospital: A Word of Warning on the Final Day of Mental Health Month
When we, or the people we love, are at real risk for suicide, we often consider hospitalization. We know hospitalization (whether inpatient or outpatient) is one of the best methods for keeping them (or us) safe in the short-term. It's exceptionally difficult to obtain the means to self-harm in a hospital setting, which helps. Additionally, regular and focused access to treatment in a healthcare setting has been shown to decrease suicide risk in general. This also helps. It i