Talk Therapy Successful Suicide Deterrent

November 24, 2014 4:19 AM

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Talk Therapy Successful Suicide Deterrent

A new study seems to indicate that talk therapy can be quite an effective suicide deterrent. In six out of ten counseling sessions, risk for suicide had reduced by more than 25 percent in a controlled group of Danish men and women who have already attempted suicide at least once.

To better understand this data and to formulate a better idea for success, the researchers looked at previously existing Danish health data from more than 65,000 people who had already attempted suicide, between January 1 or 1992 and December 31 of 2010.

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