New Fact Sheet Examines Data on Suicide and Homelessness

The National HCH Council has released a new fact sheet: “Suicide and Homelessness: Data Trends in Suicide and Mental Health Among Homeless Populations. Given the conditions that we know increase the likelihood of suicide in the general population, compounding factors faced when experiencing homelessness place those without homes at much higher risk. As part of a series related to emerging issues in the HCH field, the HCH Clinicians’ Network identified and prioritized the need for a renewed framework and public awareness of suicidality and disparities among homeless populations.

This fact sheet details common risk factors for suicidal behaviors, mental health and clinical utilization trends of HCH grantees reported in the 2016 Uniform Data System dataset, and circumstantial data reported in the National Violent Death Reporting System.

Read the fact sheet.