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A Longitudinal Assessment of Two Suicide Prevention Training Programs for the Construction Industry

As part of a suite of early intervention training and support services, Mates in Construction (MATES) provide two general awareness programs to promote mental health and suicide awareness and encourage help-offering and help-seeking in construction workers: General awareness training (GAT) and MATES awareness training (MAT). This study aimed to compare the effectiveness of the two programs using a before, after and follow-up design.

A Pilot Study of Clinicians' Perceptions of Feasibility, Client-Centeredness, and Usability of the Systematic Tailored Assessment for Responding to Suicidality Protocol.

The Systematic Tailored Assessment for Responding to Suicidality (STARS) is a client-centered, psychosocial needs-based assessment protocol. The aim of this study was to pilot the feasibility, client-centeredness, and usability of the STARS protocol, including clinicians' perceptions of ease of use; content validity; and administration within the community setting.

Athlete Psychological Resilience and Integration with Digital Mental Health Implementation Amid Covid-19

Digital mental health implementation is a logical next step for advancing the construct of athlete psychological resilience towards complementing an effective prevention and early intervention. However, mental health practitioners are grappling with digital mental health in a hybrid model of care.

Dos and Don’ts in Designing School-Based Awareness Programs for Suicide Prevention

This study distills recommendations for school-based suicide awareness and prevention programs from experts using a three-stage Delphi survey.

Effect of alcohol interventions on suicidal ideation and behaviour: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Alcohol consumption is related to both suicidal ideation and behaviour, but evidence regarding the effect of psychological interventions to reduce alcohol use on self-harm, suicidal behaviour and ideation is limited. The aim of the current study was to conduct a systematic literature review and meta-analysis of the effect of alcohol-related psychological interventions on these outcomes at the individual level.

Evaluation of a Suicide Prevention Program for the Energy Sector

The study aimed to examine the effectiveness of MATES in Energy general awareness training (GAT), and estimate the prevalence of recent suicidal ideation andexposure to suicidal behaviors in workers.

Factors associated with workplace bullying and the mental health of construction industry apprentices: A mixed methods study

This Australian study applied an exploratory sequential mixed methods design to explore issues faced by apprentices, estimate the prevalence of bullying and explore the factors associated with bullying and the mental health of apprentices. The results revealed that a substantial proportion of construction industry apprentices experience workplace bullying, are exposed to suicidal behaviors, and personally experience suicidal ideation.

Postvention Australia Guidelines: A resource for organisations and individuals providing services to people bereaved by suicide

Reasons for living among those with lived experience entering the suicide prevention workforce

This study explored reasons for living among those with lived experience of suicide entering the suicide prevention workforce.

Suicidal Behaviors in Men: Determinants and Prevention in Australia

Male suicide rates are almost universally higher than those of females around the world. In Australia, death by suicide is three- to four-times more common in men than in women, although women engage in more non-fatal suicidal behaviours. Specific male groups—such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men, men of sexual minorities, old and young men, and men working in stressful conditions or who are imprisoned—are at even greater risk of suicide.

This report investigates the phenomenon of suicidal behaviour in men. It presents current research on factors behind male vulnerability to suicide, how male suicides can be prevented, and activities currently undertaken that aim to reduce suicidal behaviours, with a focus on Australian males.

Suicide in Indigenous Populations of Queensland

The main objective of this study was to describe and analyse the trends and characteristics of suicides among the Indigenous population of Queensland. Specific outcomes of the report include: 1. a review of the international and Australian literature on epidemiology and characteristics of Indigenous suicide, focusing on historical, social and cultural issues and the impact of suicide contagion 2. analysis of the extensive data on all suicide cases collected through the Queensland Suicide Register from 1994 to 2006, comparing the trends of suicide mortality and key characteristics of Indigenous and non-Indigenous suicides 3. enhanced understanding of the particularities of suicidal behaviours to enable policy interventions for communities

Suicide in Queensland: Annual Report 2019

The Suicide in Queensland Annual Report 2019 (Suicide in Queensland) provides recent suicide trends in Queensland to help target and inform suicide prevention activities in Queensland by understanding the circumstances in which suicides occurred. This report focuses on information from the years 2013 to 2018. The information comes from a public health surveillance system - the Queensland Suicide Register (QSR) and the interim Queensland Suicide Register (iQSR).

Citation: Leske, S., Crompton, D., & Kõlves, K. (2019). Suicide in Queensland: Annual Report 2019. Brisbane, Queensland, Australia: Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention, Griffith University.

Suicide in Queensland: Annual Report 2020

The Suicide in Queensland Annual Report 2020 (Suicide in Queensland) provides recent suicide trends in Queensland to help target and inform suicide prevention activities in Queensland by understanding the circumstances in which suicides occurred. This report includes information from 1990 to July 2020. The information comes from a public health surveillance system — the Queensland Suicide Register (QSR) and the interim Queensland Suicide Register (iQSR).

Suicide in Rural and Remote Areas of Australia

Australia’s rural localities face an increasing burden of death due to suicide. This report examines suicide in regional and remote Australia and aims to provide a better understanding how the rural cultural paradigm affects suicidal behaviours so we may develop and implement appropriate and effective suicide prevention strategies. In this way, those people most vulnerable can be protected from the tragedy of suicide.

Suicide rates for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: the influence of community level cultural connectedness

This study aimed to examine associations between community cultural connectedness indicators and suicide mortality rates for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Suicide Research: Selected Readings - Volumes 1-16

A critical literature review series from 2008 to 2016, outlining recent advances and promising developments in international research in suicide prevention published in English in international peer-reviewed journals. The main aim of the Selected Readings volumes was to collate all newly released publications (research articles, editorials, letters, and case reports) that explicitly refer to fatal and/or non-fatal suicidal behaviours and related issues. Particular attention was paid to new promising lines of suicide research that carried potential for practical implications in the Australian context.

The impact of workplace bullying on mental health and suicidality in Queensland construction industry apprentices

In 2006 the Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention (AISRAP) produced a report highlighting that suicide was 2.38 times higher amongst young workers in the Queensland construction industry. This finding has been validated by research by Deakin University in 2016 and 2017.

The final report based on research of 1483 Queensland apprentices are now public.

The risk of suicide in healthcare workers in nursing home: An exploratory analysis during COVID‐19 epidemic

Letter to the editor. Healthcare workers operating in nursing homes of Italy faced numerous problems during the COVID-19 pandemic including many triggers of psychological distress. These could lead to an increased risk of suicide ideation and suicide. The aim of the present work was to explore the risk of suicide in healthcare workers of two nursing homes of the Venice province, northern Italy.

Use of Kids Helpline by Children and Young People in Australia During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The aim of this study was to examine the use of Kids Helpline during the COVID-19 pandemic. This was done by analysing monthly and weekly time trends of demand for and response by the Kids

Helpline. The frequency of counseling contacts by common concern types, age, and gender were also examined.

Validity of the Personal Suicide Stigma Questionnaire in a Community Sample

The Personal Suicide Stigma Questionnaire (PSSQ) is a new scale assessing the experience of stigma in those who have been suicidal. This study examined the construct validity of the scale using a sample of participants from the general community who reported being suicidal at some point in their lives (N = 3,947).

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