The blame culture adds a special twist to the subject of suicide. This illustrated lecture concentrates on the clinical aspects. Serious mental illness is associated with quite a sinister outcome. In spite of constant nursing supervision, patients can - and do - hang themselves, jump out of windows and so on whilst in hospital. Perhaps one of the hardest areas is the overlap between bereavement and depression. Are suicidal feelings grounds for detention under the Mental Health Act?
Main Programme: 47 minutes
Total: 55 minutes