Year: 2001 Source: Manchester, UK: National Confidential Inquiry Into Suicide and Homicide by People With Mental Illness, 2001. 166p. SIEC No: 20010417

This report provides data on suicides & homicides by persons with mental illness in the United Kingdom. Some key findings related to suicide include: approximately one-quarter of victims had been in contact with mental health services in the year before death; the most common methods were hanging & self-poisoning by overdose; & around three-quarters of mental health teams identified factors that could have reduced risk, mainly improved patient compliance & closer supervision. A number of recommendations are made for the prevention of suicide & homicide among people with mental illness. (4 refs.)