­­The Impact of a National Cash Transfer Programme on Reducing Suicide

CCT programs play an important role in poverty reduction and well-being improvement for beneficiaries. We have also demonstrated that it contributes towards reduced suicide rates. Targeting social determinants, using cash transfer programmes, could be important tools to limit suicide, predicted to rise in the aftermath of the economic recession, consequent to the Covid-19 pandemic
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Astonishing findings from a study of 76 million Brazilians found the case transfers reduced suicide risk by 61% over 12 years.

Suicide risk and prevention during the COVID-19 pandemic

An important from David Gunnell and colleagues in Lancet Psychiatry:

These are unprecedented times. The pandemic will cause distress and leave many people vulnerable to mental health problems and suicidal behaviour. Mental health consequences are likely to be present for longer and peak later than the actual pandemic.

Source: Suicide risk and prevention during the COVID-19 pandemic – The Lancet Psychiatry

They present a range of potential public health responses, including targeted and universal interventions.

Public health responses to mitigating suicide risk associated with the COVID-19 pandemic