Challenges and Promises of Brief Interventions to Decrease the Risk of Suicide After Psychiatric Hospitalization

      In this issue of the Journal, Riblet and colleagues published the results of a study that sought to decrease the risk of suicide following hospital discharge, which is a major public health problem.
      • Riblet NB
      • et al.
      Spreading a strategy to prevent suicide after psychiatric hospitalization: results of a quality improvement spread initiative.
      Rural populations are at particularly high risk for suicide during transitions in care after discharge from psychiatric hospitalization. Risk factors include challenges in accessing mental health care and social isolation. Interventions that focus on reducing suicide risk following discharge and improving access to care among rural populations who are at risk for suicide are sparse.
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