Mughal, F ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5437-5962, House, A, Kapur, N, Webb, RT and Chew-Graham, CA ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9722-9981 (2021) Suicide prevention and COVID-19: the role of primary care during the pandemic and beyond. British Journal of General Practice, 71 (706). 200 - 201.

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Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it multiple threats to mental wellbeing — the possibility or reality of serious physical illness; complex COVID-related bereavement; lockdowns that cause isolation and inhibit social contact, or that can increase exposure to abuse in the family; caring for children unable to go to school; and precarious employment and redundancy, failing businesses, and financial insecurity. The pandemic has exacerbated the longstanding pressure on resources and underinvestment in both statutory mental health and wider community services. Against this background we outline the current evidence for impact of COVID-19 on self-harm and suicide rates, and we consider how primary care can contribute to suicide prevention during COVID-19 and after the acute crisis has passed.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © British Journal of General Practice 2021 The final version of this article and all relevant information can be found online at; https://bjgp.org/content/71/706/200
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 06 May 2021 15:20
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2021 10:28
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/9507

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