Title NHS 'failing self-harming over-65s' despite suicide risk increasing with age Media name/outlet The Independent Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 16/10/18 Description The NHS is not referring the vast majority of older people who self-harm to specialist psychiatric support, despite their chances of committing suicide significantly increasing, a study has found.
Researchers from the University of Manchester found that over-65s whose medical records showed reported self-harm were 20 times more likely to die from suicide in the following year – but just 12 per cent were referred to psychiatric specialists.
URL https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/nhs-depression-self-harm-suicide-risk-research-age-a8585146.html Persons Navneet Kapur
- mental health
- psychiatric services