Suicide in a Community Based Case Management Service
Pyke J~~Steers M J
Of the 532 clients who used the services of a community based case management program in a 9-year period, 13 committed suicide. When compared to a group of matched controls, no differences were found with regard to most socio-demographic & clinical variables. However, statistically significant differences were found with regard to chronicity & number of post-admittance hospitalizations. Difficulties in establishing a working relationship were noted more often for clients who committed suicide.