Mughal, F, House, A, Kapur, N, Webb, RT and Chew-Graham, C (2021) Suicide prevention and COVID-19: the role of primary care during the pandemic and beyond. British Journal of General Practice, 71 (706). pp. 200-201. ISSN 0960-1643

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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 related to it, including copyrights, can be found online at;
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF173 Psychoanalysis
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 07 May 2021 09:14
Last Modified: 07 May 2021 09:14

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