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Failure to tackle suicide inequalities across Europe

  • Jayati Das-Munshi (a1) and Graham Thornicroft (a2)
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In this issue, Lorant et al. confirm a social gradient in risk of suicide, across 15 European countries, over a period of marked social change. Understanding contextual and life-course factors, and acknowledging under-funding for mental health and failures to implement national mental health policies, may provide the reasons for these disparities.

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Correspondence: Jayati Das-Munshi, Health Services & Population Research Department, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College London, De Crespigny Park, London SE5 8AF, UK. Email: jayati.das-munshi@kcl.ac.uk
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See pp. 356–361, this issue.

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