Year: 2016 Source: BMC Psychiatry.(2016). DOI: 10.1186/s12888-016-0824-7 SIEC No: 20160209

Contact with primary care and psychiatric services prior to suicide may be considerable, presenting opportunities for intervention. However, there is scant knowledge on the frequency, nature and determinants of contact. Despite widespread and frequent contact, a substantial proportion of suicidal people were undiagnosed and untreated for mental health problems. General Practitioner alertness to suicidality may be too narrowly focused.