Source: Lincoln, UK: Western Lincolnshire Primary Care Trust. 22p. SIEC No: 20080216

This report reviews the key developments in mental health services in the Lincolnshire Partnership Trust in the 2005/06 fiscal year. Epidemiological data on 61 suicides is provided. During 2005, Lincolnshire experienced an increase in the number of suicides but due to the small numbers being analysed this may not indicate an upward trend. Most suicides occurred among individuals in mid-life years. Depressive illness was the most common diagnosis for both males & females where this information was stated. 20 individuals had been in contact with psychiatric or medical services in the 12 months prior to their suicide.