National study of suicide in all people with a criminal justice history.
Webb, R., Qin, P., Stevens, H., Mortensen, P., Appleby, L., & Shaw, J.
We examined a section of society in which major health and social problems frequently coexist including offending, psychopathology, and suicidal behavior. The need for developing more far-reaching national suicide prevention strategies is indicated. In particular, improved mental health service provision is needed for all people in contact with the criminal justice system, including those not found guilty and those not given custodial sentences. Our findings also suggest that public services should be better coordinated to tackle co occurring health and social problems more effectively.