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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