Nearly half of all patients hospitalised after suicide attempt receive no follow-up mental health treatment, research shows

40% of patients admitted to hospital after a suicide attempt do not receive any follow-up mental health treatment and only 10% receive specialist in-patient psychiatric care, new research shows.

Every year, more than 60,000 Australians attempt to take their life and the majority of these people will be taken to a hospital setting.

Research by the Black Dog Institute shows, of the patients who do receive follow-up mental health care following a suicide attempt, more than half receive one 30-minute session.

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