Short-term counseling 'could reduce repeat suicide rates by 26%'

November 24, 2014 8:03 AM

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Short-term counseling 'could reduce repeat suicide rates by 26%'

Suicide is one of the 10 leading causes of death in the US, and it is estimated that more than 1 million Americans attempt to take their own lives each year.

According to the research team - led by Annette Erlangsen of the Department of Mental Health at Johns Hopkins - individuals who have already attempted suicide are at very high risk of a repeat attempt.

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