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Table 2 Themes and Sub-themes

From: A qualitative analysis of suicidal psychiatric inpatients views and expectations of psychological therapy to counter suicidal thoughts, acts and deaths

Theme 1: A Therapy that ‘works’

Theme 2: Concerns about inpatient suicide -focused therapy

Past experiences shaped expectations

A secure therapeutic relationship

Suicidality-specific goals

Potential for harm

Mechanisms: how suicide-focussed therapy works

Ending therapy