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

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 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 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.

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