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Name of Media:

Increased Risk for Suicide, Self-harm in ICU Survivors


Megan Brooks

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Type of Media:

Newspaper Article

Media Originally for:

Former ICU Patients,Former ICU Patients' Family Members, Friends or Caregivers,General Public

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Primary Focus of Media:

Post Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS)

COVID-19 Related:



Critically ill adults who survive a stint in the intensive care unit (ICU) have a small, increased risk for future suicide and self-harm compared to their peers with a non-ICU hospital stay, new research shows.

In addition, the study revealed that younger patients who have a history of mental illness may be particularly susceptible to suicide attempts following a stint in the ICU.

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