Talk Therapy Reduces Repeat Suicide Attempts

November 24, 2014 11:55 AM

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A study conducted by a team of mental health experts from a school of public health in Baltimore shows that short-term psychological counseling (i.e. talk therapy) reduces significantly the numbers of suicides and suicide attempts among people who had already tried to kill themselves in the past.

Suicide is one of the top 10 causes of death around the world, especially in economically developed countries. In a recent WHO report, about 800.000 to 1 million of people die by suicide every year, and a person commits suicide every 40 seconds. Annually, in the US, more than 1 million have at least...

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