Suicide prevention in COVID-19 era

What The Article Says: COVID-19 presents a new and urgent opportunity to focus political will, federal investments, and global community on the vital imperative of suicide prevention. Suicide prevention in the COVID-19 era requires addressing not only pandemic-specific suicide risk factors, but also prepandemic risk factors.

Authors: Christine Moutier, M.D., of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in New York, is the corresponding author.

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(doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2020.3746)

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JAMA Psychiatry