Year: 2018 Source: Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research. (2018). 45: 709. SIEC No: 20180440

This study utilizes data from the National Survey of Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) to analyze the relationship between perceived unmet mental health care needs and suicidal ideation and attempt. Estimates from multivariable logistic regression models suggest that individuals who report perceived unmet mental health care needs have higher probability of experiencing suicidal ideation and attempt. Perceived unmet mental health care need has an important association with suicidal ideation and attempt, and efforts aimed at improving access to care are needed to address this issue.