Year: 2020 Source: International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice. (2020), DOI: 10.1080/13651501.2020.1800043 SIEC No: 20200727

The period following discharge from inpatient psychiatric care is recognised as an especially high-risk time for patient suicide. Astonishingly, there is a dearth of comprehensive studies examining risk and protective factors in this specific population. The aim of this study was to establish the protective and risk factors for suicide in the first year post-discharge (PD) from psychiatric facilities and their utility in categorising patients as high or low risk in a meaningful way to benefit clinical care and improve patient outcomes.