6. Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness: A National Overview

  1. Richard Whittington1 and
  2. Caroline Logan2
  1. Kirsten Windfuhr and
  2. Nicola Swinson

Published Online: 16 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119991175.ch6

Self-Harm and Violence: Towards Best Practice in Managing Risk in Mental Health Services

Self-Harm and Violence: Towards Best Practice in Managing Risk in Mental Health Services

How to Cite

Windfuhr, K. and Swinson, N. (2011) Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness: A National Overview, in Self-Harm and Violence: Towards Best Practice in Managing Risk in Mental Health Services (eds R. Whittington and C. Logan), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119991175.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 1

    University of Liverpool, UK

  2. 2

    University of Manchester, UK

Author Information

  1. University of Manchester, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 25 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470746073

Online ISBN: 9781119991175

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Keywords:

  • suicide and homicide by people with mental illness - a national overview;
  • principles of developing best practice in mental health services - kept updated;
  • Inquiry, a unique research project - detailed data on a national clinical population;
  • stages of data collection for suicide Inquiry - stages of data collection for suicide;
  • Inquiry methodology, and homicide - data collection for homicide cases;
  • Inquiry suicide patient sub-groups;
  • social and clinical characteristics - of all patient suicides;
  • critical risk factors and risk management;
  • safety on inpatient wards;
  • suicide in older people - suicide prevention strategies, reflecting differences

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • How the Inquiry was Established

  • How Does the Inquiry Work?

  • Suicide Inquiry Findings

  • Homicide Inquiry Findings

  • Recommendations

  • Future Directions

  • Acknowledgements

  • References