Year: 2007 Source: Psychiatric Bulletin, v.31, no.5, (May 2007), p.161-163 SIEC No: 20080451

The National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People With Mental Illness was established in 1992. This article discusses a number a new directions for the inquiry including studies on the effectiveness of interventions; the expansion of data collection to include both quantitative & descriptive information; obtaining data on mental health service contact of those convicted of serious violence; psychological autopsies of suicides; the antecedents of homicide; suicides by inpatients & within 3 months of discharge; & service monitoring. (13 refs.)