Suicide trends in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic: an interrupted time-series analysis of preliminary data from 21 countries, The Lancet Psychiatry

Analysis of data from 21 countries (16 high-income including England) found that in high-income and upper-middle-income countries, suicide numbers have remained largely unchanged or declined in early months of pandemic compared with expected levels based on pre-pandemic period.
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