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Adult Social Care Glossary, v 0.41

High suicide risk

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NICE Guideline NG105 - Preventing suicide in community and custodial settings

High suicide risk means that the rate of suicide in a group or setting is higher than the expected rate based on the general population in England. Groups at high risk can include: young and middle-aged men, people who self-harm, people in care of mental health services, family and friends of those who have died by suicide, people who misuse drugs or alcohol, people with a physical illness, particularly older adults, people in the LGBT community, people with autism, people in contact with the criminal justice system, particularly those in prisons, people in detention settings, including immigration detention settings, and specific occupation groups (see the Office for National Statistics' suicide by occupation, England: 2011 to 2015).

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