No-Suicide Contracts

Would an Anti-Self-Harm Oath Reduce Veteran Suicide?

Would an Anti-Self-Harm Oath Reduce Veteran Suicide?

Veteran suicide is a national tragedy. Every day, 20 veterans kill themselves. The veteran suicide rate is more than double that of the general population (35.3 vs. 15.2 per 100,000). (Those stats and others are available .) Congressman Brian Mast, a Republican veteran from Florida, thinks he has an answer: Require military personnel, upon leaving […]

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The Use of No-Suicide Contracts

The Use of No-Suicide Contracts

Suicide prevention experts discourage the use of no-suicide contracts. With a no-suicide contract, the client signs an agreement promising not to do anything to harm or kill himself or herself within a specified period of time. The contract may also “require” the client to take some specified action if they want to act on suicidal […]

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