One of my closest friends attempted suicide twice, In August 2008 on the second occasion I was the one who found him. he told my Wife that he would do it right the next time.
He was eventualy discharged from Chesterfield Royal (or whatever) without any of the support or counselling that had been promised.
Four months later on Christmas day he hung himself, my Wife and I were there when the police broke in and found that he'd hung himself, two days later we found that we were executors and trustees of his estate.
My friend left an eleven year old son, he was divorced from his wife. Soon it will be 3 years and we're still sorting out the mess left behind.
What I am still disgusted about is the attitude of the sister in August on the ward my friend was in. When told that the may be released the following day I asked about the backup and support promised, the sister said as far as they were concerned if the blood tests came back clear that evening from St James Hospital in Leeds that he would be discharged the following morning. She said as far as they were concerned once he was physicaly fit "he would be out of the front door next morning", to which I replied and "with the media waiting as well". He was kept in hospital for a while longer but did not receive any backup or support other than counselling that he had to pay for.
Few people who are not in the medical/police profesion will have experienced what me and my have gone through then and since.