Counseling May Help Reduce Repeated Suicide Attempts

Bloomberg News (11/24, Cortez) reports that according to a study published Nov. 23 in The Lancet Psychiatry, “a handful of counseling sessions for people who tried to kill themselves significantly reduced the chances they would make another attempt.” After analyzing data on some 65,000 Danes who tried to commit suicide during the 1992 to 2010 time frame, researchers “found six to 10 sessions of talk therapy reduced suicide attempts by 27 percent and deaths by 38 percent in just one year.” What’s more, “the benefits lasted as long as two decades, they found.” BBC News (11/24) also covers the study.

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— “Counseling Shown to Reduce Repeat Attempts at Suicide,” Michelle Fay Cortez, Bloomberg News, November 24, 2014.

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