Suicide risk and prevention during the COVID-19 pandemic: one year on. Archives of Suicide Research

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  • External authors:
  • M Sinyour
  • D Knipe
  • M Borges
  • G Ueda
  • J Pirkis
  • M R Phillips
  • D J Gunnell
  • E Arensman
  • P Analuisa
  • J Bantjes
  • K Hawton
  • A John
  • O Kirtley
  • M Khan
  • T Niederkrotenthaler
  • E Nielson
  • R O'Connor
  • J Osafo
  • S Platt
  • E Townsend
  • L Vijayakumars
  • G Zalsman


Emerging data from high and upper-middle-income countries indicate that suicide rates generally did not increase during the initial months of the COVID-19 pandemic, yet the pandemic’s impact on suicide is complex. We discuss the nuances of this relationship, how it may evolve over time, and describe the specific steps that governments and societies must take to mitigate harm and prevent suicides in the late stages and aftermath of the pandemic.

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalBJ Psych Open
Publication statusPublished - 23 Aug 2021