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Root cause analyses of suicides of mental health clients.

Gillies D, Chicop D, O'Halloran P. Root Cause Analyses of Suicides of Mental Health Clients: Identifying Systematic Processes and Service-Level Prevention Strategies. Crisis. 2015;36(5):316-324. doi:10.1027/0227-5910/a000328.

November 18, 2015
Gillies D, Chicop D, O'Halloran P. Crisis. 2015;36(5):316-324.

This study used root cause analysis to identify underlying causes of suicide among mental health service clients. Researchers found that most patients had denied suicidal ideation and had missed follow-up in their mental health care. Their results underscore the challenge of preventing suicide in patients with mental illness.