National Suicide Prevention Leadership Group: COVID-19 statement

COVID-19 statement by the National Suicide Prevention Leadership Group (NSPLG), including recommendations on pandemic specific priorities.


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4 Gunnell, D., Appleby, L., Arensman, E., Hawton, K., John, A., Kapur, N., Khan, M., O'Connor, R. C., Pirkis, J., & COVID-19 Suicide Prevention Research Collaboration (2020). Suicide risk and prevention during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Lancet. Psychiatry, 7(6), 468–471.



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