Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness


The ‘National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness’ is an annual inquiry that looks at the circumstances in which people with mental illness commit suicide or homicide, identifying annual trends and using these to make recommendations to the health service. In this podcast, Professor Louis Appleby discusses the findings of the most recent inquiry with Dr Paula Murphy.


Date published: 28 September 2012

Presenter: Dr Paula Murphy

Interviewee: Professor Louis Appleby

Audio running time: 15 minutes

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Learning outcomes


By the end of this podcast we hope you will have gained an understanding of:


  • the trends in suicide and homicide in people with mental illness over recent years


  • the impact of the move to home treatment on patient suicide


  • the link between homicide and people with a diagnosis of schizophrenia


  • steps that can be taken to prevent in-patient deaths and improve safety across the board.


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Please note: This podcast was recorded in 2012. Please be aware that some of the material covered and/or guidance may have changed.
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Assessment of suicide ideation, risk of suicide and self harm by Dr Matthew Nock


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Self-harm: non-suicidal self-injury by Dr David Klonsky

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