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How common is suicide among people with mental illness?

Those with serious depression are very likely to attempt suicide and have a high incidence, particularly if they are not taking medication for the condition. Of those with schizophrenia, the figures for suicide are 10% of those suffering the disorder. This figure was calculated for a 10-year period of illness.

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