A new study out indicates that suicide warning signs are often missed by primary care physicians. Researchers with the Mental Health Research Network were amazed to find that 83 percent of those who commit suicide, were seen by their health care professional with a year of their death. However, not all of them were diagnosed with a mental health issue during their visit.
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Less than half of those who committed suicide, and did see a physician during the year prior to their death, were diagnosed with a mental health problem. Researchers believe that those that managed to catch the mental health problems were more attuned to their patients thoughts and mental health state.