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Suicidality jumped in Israel during spring COVID-19 lockdown

Key clinical point: Suicidality appears to have increased in Israel during the initial nationwide lockdown because of COVID-19.

Major finding: Suicide-related contacts with an Israeli national crisis hotline rose sharply during the first COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.

Study details: This was a retrospective analysis of the content of online chats fielded by an Israeli national crisis hotline during the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, compared with a year earlier.

Disclosures: The presenter reported having no financial conflicts regarding his study, conducted free of commercial support.


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