Skip to main content
×
×
Home

Suicide attempts by jumping

  • John Joyce (a1) and Simon Fleminger (a2)
Abstract

Those who attempt suicide by jumping often have a history of major psychiatric disorder, are left with a high level of physical and psychological morbidity and have a poor outcome. Services are failing this group in that national statistics may underestimate its size, and even when patients are in contact and are symptomatic and expressing suicidal intent before the incident many go on to jump. Care in hospital and preparation for follow up is uncoordinated.

    • Send article to Kindle

      To send this article to your Kindle, first ensure no-reply@cambridge.org is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings on the Manage Your Content and Devices page of your Amazon account. Then enter the ‘name’ part of your Kindle email address below. Find out more about sending to your Kindle. Find out more about sending to your Kindle.

      Note you can select to send to either the @free.kindle.com or @kindle.com variations. ‘@free.kindle.com’ emails are free but can only be sent to your device when it is connected to wi-fi. ‘@kindle.com’ emails can be delivered even when you are not connected to wi-fi, but note that service fees apply.

      Find out more about the Kindle Personal Document Service.

      Suicide attempts by jumping
      Available formats
      ×
      Send article to Dropbox

      To send this article to your Dropbox account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your <service> account. Find out more about sending content to Dropbox.

      Suicide attempts by jumping
      Available formats
      ×
      Send article to Google Drive

      To send this article to your Google Drive account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your <service> account. Find out more about sending content to Google Drive.

      Suicide attempts by jumping
      Available formats
      ×
Copyright
This is an Open Access article, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
References
Hide All
Bostman, O. M. (1987) Suicidal attempts by jumping from heights. A three-year prospective study of patients admitted to an urban university accident department. Scandinavian Journal of Social Medicine, 15, 119203.
Cantor, C. H., Hill, M. A. & McLachlan, E. K. (1989) Suicide and related behaviour from river bridges. A clinical perspective. British Journal of Psychiatry, 155, 829835.
Cooper, P. N. & Milroy, C. M. (1994) Violent suicide in South Yorkshire, England. Journal of Forensic Science, 39, 657667.
Cooper, P. N. & Milroy, C. M. (1995) The coroner's system and under-reporting of suicide. Medicine, Science and the Law, 35, 319326.
Copeland, A. R. (1989) Suicide by jumping from buildings. American Journal of Forensic Medical Pathology, 10, 295298.
Isbister, E. S. & Roberts, J. A. (1992) Autokabalesis: a study of intentional vertical deceleration injuries. Injury, 23, 119122.
Lecomte, D., Hatton, F., Jougla, E., et al (1995) Suicide in Paris and Ile-de-France. Encéphale, 21, 4149.
Neeleman, J. (1996) Suicide as a crime in the UK: legal history, international comparisons and present implications. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 94, 252257.
Nowers, M. & Gunnell, D. (1996) Suicide from the Clifton Suspension Bridge in England. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 50, 3032. Office of Population Censuses and Surveys (1990–1994) Mortality Statistics. London: HMSO.
Prasad, A. & Lloyd, G. G. (1983) Attempted suicide by jumping. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 68, 394396.
Sims, A. & O'Brien, K. (1979) Autokabalesis: an account of mentally ill people who jump from a height. Medicine, Science and the Law, 19, 195199.
Walsh, B., Walsh, D. & Whelan, B. (1975) Suicide in Dublin: II. The influence of some social and medical factors on coroners' verdicts. British Journal of Psychiatry, 126, 309312.
Yates, D. W. (1990) Scoring systems for trauma. British Medical Journal 301, 10901094.
Recommend this journal

Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this journal to your organisation's collection.

BJPsych Bulletin
  • ISSN: 0955-6036
  • EISSN: 1472-1473
  • URL: /core/journals/bjpsych-bulletin
Please enter your name
Please enter a valid email address
Who would you like to send this to? *
×

Metrics

Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 3 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 39 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between 2nd January 2018 - 18th July 2018. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Suicide attempts by jumping

  • John Joyce (a1) and Simon Fleminger (a2)
Submit a response

eLetters

No eLetters have been published for this article.

×

Reply to: Submit a response


Your details


Conflicting interests

Do you have any conflicting interests? *