Suicide Thoughts and Behaviour in Later Life

Hafford-Letchfield, Trish and Gleeson, Helen and Ellmers, Toby and Rasmussen, Susan and Cogan, Nicola and Goodman, Jolie and Hanna, Jeffrey (2023) Suicide Thoughts and Behaviour in Later Life. Institute for Research and Innovation is Social Services Scotland (IRRIS), Glasgow.

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This Insight is targeted at Practitioners who work with older people and may want to know more about how to address suicidal thought and behaviour in this population, Specialist suicide prevention providers who are interested in tailoring their existing services for people in later life (by ‘later life’ we mean people aged 65 years or older). It summarises the key messages from the research evidence and emerging themes on how to improve recognition, responsiveness, and access to support.