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Table 1 Use of psychiatric, physical health and other services for mental health problems among the 121 cases with at least one SCID diagnosis

From: Suicide with psychiatric diagnosis and without utilization of psychiatric service

Visited a psychiatrist within the last 6 months Contact
(n = 52)
Non-contact
(n = 67)
Missing
(n = 2)
Total
(N = 121)
Was the deceased under the care of a doctor in the last 6 months
(X2 = 3.00; df = 1; p = .083)
Y 27 (38.0%) 44 (62.0%) 6 (4.9%) 71 (61.7%)
  N 24 (54.5%) 20 (45.5%)   44 (38.3%)
      Sub-total: 115 (100%)
Sub-total   51 (42.2%) 64 (52.9%)   121 (100%)
Had the deceased been treated for mental health problems in any setting, i.e. clinical psychology or social services
(X2 15.4; df = 1; p > .000)
Y 40 (59.7%) 27 (40.3%) 3 (2.5%) 67 (56.8%)
  N 12 (23.5%) 39 (76.5%)   51 (43.2%)
      Sub-total: 118 (100%)
Sub-total   52 (43.0%) 66 (54.5%)   121 (100%)
  1. Note: Among the 121 suicide cases, 21 (17.4%) had made use of all three types of services: psychiatric, physical and other psychological/social services while another 14 (11.6%) had received no help at all.