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Suicide-related ambulance calls rose by more than 50% during Covid, Australian study finds

Interruption to mental health services and psychological distress due to pandemic may be behind rise

Suicide-related ambulance presentations in Australia increased by more than 50% in the first year of the Covid-19 pandemic, new research suggests.

Analysis of ambulance data between March 2020 and March 2021 found a significant and sustained increase in attendances for suicide attempts, suicidal ideation and self-harm compared to before the pandemic.

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