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More Than One-Third Of Adults Who Attempt Suicide Receive No Subsequent Mental Health Treatment

Over a 10-year span, from 2008 through 2019, 34.8% to 45.5% of adults who attempted suicide received no subsequent mental health treatment, but the year-to-year variation could be due to chance. Among those with a past-year suicide attempt who reported unmet need for mental health services, the likelihood of reporting not knowing where to go for treatment rose by 96%. The likelihood of reporting that services were “too far away” rose by 415%.

During this period the unadjusted rate of reported …

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