Year: 2014 Source: Australas Psychiatry.(2014).June 11:1-4. doi: 10.1177/1039856214537693 SIEC No: 20140256

Older people who complete suicide are infrequently accessing specialist services. In those that do, there are questions to be answered regarding suicide prediction and prevention for this high-risk group of vulnerable individuals. More research is required targeting those not accessing specialist services, in particular the high risk group of older men. The role of general practitioner, community care, the assessment and management of depression and whether there is any access issue to specialist psychogeriatric services require elucidation.