Year: 2014 Source: British Journal of Psychiatry.(2014):1-5. Published online ahead of print October 30, 2014doi: 10.1192/bjp.bp.114.14572 SIEC No: 20140602

A substantial minority of suicide notes may also include testamentary intent. The observed high rate of mental illness and substance use around the time of death has important clinical implications for understanding the mindset of people who die by suicide and hence also legal implications regarding testamentary capacity.

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