Year: 2008 Source: Tampa, FL: Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, University of South Florida, (June 2008). 56p. SIEC No: 20090177

This study aimed to provide a better understanding of the Medicaid funded services in Florida & the extent to which they were used by those who died by suicide, as well as an examination of service patterns & how they were related to this negative outcome. Lack of service use for those who were enrolled in Medicaid & died by suicide would suggest problems with diagnosis &/or access to key services. Use of certain services that are related to suicide may suggest the need to address more carefully (or assess for) suicide in individuals accessing such services &/or address issues with the services themselves. Data was collected from archival data analyses, an online survey, & interviews.