Researchers in Canada, The United States, and Israel found in a retrospective study of 414 first admissions for psychosis that high baseline score of hopelessness reliably predicted attempted suicide 4 to 6 years later.
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If the psychiatrists and psychologists actually want to prevent suicides, caused by “hopelessness.” They should stop lying to their clients, and their client’s families, saying their “invalid” DSM disorders or “psychosis,” are “life, long, incurable genetic” illnesses. Since such a lie clearly has, as its motivation, taking hope away from clients, and/or their families.