chapter  8
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A case study in suicide prevention: Peter

Peter was a 46-year-old white male. He had left school at 16 with no qualifications and had worked as a taxi driver in his twenties prior to becoming ill. At the age of 27 he was sectioned after a suicide attempt and then given a diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia. Over the next 20

Peter’s case provides some useful insights into the challenge of implementing CBSPp. Distinctive features of this case were as follows:

• Delivering CBSPp with current and distressing experiences of psychosis.