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Suicide and time
  • People often think about suicide for a long time, but attempts often follow an acute crisis
  • Consequently, suicide attempts are often impulsive and in response to the immediate crisis

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Deisenhammer, E.A., Ing, C.M, Strauss, R. et al. (2009). The duration of the suicidal process: how much time is left for intervention between consideration and accomplishment of a suicide attempt? Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 70(1), 19-24.