This section includes a collection of suicide prevention resources for people in the suicide prevention sector, as well as those working in mental health, government, business and community groups.
Resources listed are accessed at the user's discretion and are not endorsed by Life in Mind. Read the Life in Mind disclaimer.
Tensions in perspectives on suicide prevention between men who have attempted suicide and their support networks: Secondary analysis of qualitative data
Black Dog Institute researchers led this study exploring the views of at-risk men, and their friends and family about the tensions inherent in suicide prevention. Participants recounted their experiences of the men’s suicide attempts and associated help-seeking, and suggested ways in which suicide prevention activities may be improved.
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Evaluation Project (ATSISPEP)
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Evaluation Project (ATSISPEP) was established to evaluate the effectiveness of existing suicide prevention services and programs. During the course of the project, an extensive list of suicide prevention resources was collated for the use of both researchers in the field and the wider community
The aftermath of Aboriginal suicide: Lived experience as the missing foundation for suicide prevention and postvention
Researchers with Black Dog Institute’s LifeSpan published a research paper which highlights the systematic and theoretical barriers for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have been bereaved by suicide. The paper incorporates the lived experiences and professional experiences of advocates, and explores the importance of including lived experiences within programs for Indigenous suicide prevention.
The Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health Videos
The CRRMH and RAMHP have developed a series of videos many of which are used in our training programs to help support and educate rural communities about mental health and wellbeing.
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 Jewish Suicide Prevention Strategy
The Jewish Suicide Prevention Strategy details the 5 over arching objectives of the strategy and its projects/activities aimed to be delivered over a 2 year timeframe from 2018-2020.
The Jewish Suicide Prevention Strategy Crisis and Community Information Card has been developed as a community resource with culturally relevant services as well as national services.
The Little Red Threat Book
This book is about suicide being used as a threat. It came from the learnings of local people in Alice Springs who gathered for two community forums in 2007 and again in 2019. This community wanted to tackle a problem that has felt difficult, confusing and dangerous for many people. In this book, we're sharing insights and understandings about situations of risk that flare up when someone says they will kill themselves unless they get what they want or need from others. Sometimes, the demands people make in these situations can put others in a difficult position, where they're torn between supporting someone else's safety or looking after their own wellbeing. This resource is about ways to offer care and support.
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.
The SANE Guide to staying alive
A comprehensive guide for general audiences on the prevention of suicide, recovering from a suicide attempt and dealing with bereavement after losing someone by suicide.
The Statistics at a Glance: The Mental Health of LGBTI People in Australia
Although most Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex (LGBTI) Australians live healthy and happy lives, research has demonstrated that a disproportionate number experience poorer mental health outcomes and have higher risk of suicidal behaviours than their peers.
This document aims to provide a snapshot of what is known of the current mental health and wellbeing outcomes of LGBTI people in Australia.