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Why should I enter treatment if I have attempted suicide?

Western research shows that 90 percent of persons who die by suicide or have made at least one suicide attempt have at least one mental disorder when they die, and 80 percent of persons who die by suicide are untreated. Most depression is untreated or under-treated, even after suicide attempts.
Thus, treating mental illness and providing long-term management and support for those who have made suicide attempts are major approaches to suicide prevention. Current treatment approaches include psychopharmacological treatments and psychological and psychosocial interventions.

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