This release by Public Health Scotland (PHS) presents data on probable suicide deaths registered with the National Records of Scotland (NRS) during the calendar years 2015 to 2020. Within this period, 2020 data are compared to 2015-2019 data in order to determine whether the characteristics of individuals who died by suicide during the COVID-19 pandemic differ from the characteristics of individuals who died prior to the pandemic.


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Public Health Scotland. 2021, Suicides in Scotland in the COVID-19 pandemic - A comparison of pre-pandemic and pandemic characteristics, Public Health Scotland. Available at: https://doi.org/10.52487/49846

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