This study examined the suicide risk within one year of psychiatric hospitalization and whether perceived coercion during admission increased the risk of post-discharge suicide attempts.
“Of 905 participants, 67% endorsed perception of coercion into psychiatric hospitalization, and 168 (19%) made a post-discharge suicide attempt.
Patients who perceived coercion during hospitalization admission were more likely to make a suicide attempt after discharge than those who did not, even after adjusting for established covariates.
67% experienced coercion and had increased suicide attempts post-discharge. We have a very serious safety and trauma-inducing issue.”