Suicide among older people
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Suicide among older people

Jill Manthorpe Professor of social work and co-director, Social Care Workforce Research Unit, King’s College London
Steve Iliffe Reader in general practice, Royal Free and University College London Medical School, London

Overall, the number of people who kill themselves across all ages is falling but suicide rates among older people remain comparatively high. This article considers possible risk factors and suggests ways of reducing and containing potential harm. It also explores ways of responding when prevention of suicide fails.

Nursing Older People. 17, 10, 25-29. doi: 10.7748/nop2006.01.17.10.25.c2404