Suicide-prevention efforts after 1st attempt must last longer, new research suggests

Most suicides in an almost nine-year Ontario study occurred after a first attempt, pointing to the need for longer-term monitoring, doctors say in a new report published Wednesday.The study tracked more than 65,000 children and adults between April 2002 and December 2010 who went to an emergency department in the province for a first self-poisoning. It compared them with controls of the same age and sex. 

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