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.
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).
Warning signs for suicide and self-harm
The Black Dog Institute website includes resources to educate people on the warning signs of suicide and self-harm, and on how to act swiftly to seek help accordingly. If you're concerned that someone is thinking about taking their own life, it's important to talk to them by being kind and direct. Suicide can be prevented by recognising the warning signs and knowing the four steps to help prevent suicide. They are:
1. Ask – asking decreases risk.
2. Listen and Stay – check their safety, don’t leave them alone.
3. Get Help – if someone’s life is in danger, call Emergency on 000; Lifeline on 13 11 14; or take them straight to Emergency at a hospital; see a GP or psychologist.
4. Follow Up – make sure you check up on the person often.
WellMob brings together online resources made by and for our mob. WellMob includes websites, apps, podcasts, videos, helplines, social media and online programs all with a focus on social and emotional wellbeing.
Wesley LifeForce Suicide Prevention Networks Evaluation Summary
This evaluation was conducted by Melbourne University’s Mental Health Policy and Practice Unit of the Centre for Mental Health. The aims of the evaluation were to appraise the impacts and outcomes of Networks for members and communities, and to establish the key factors underpinning effective and sustainable Network functioning.
What can be done to decrease suicidal behaviour in Australia? A call to action.
In Australia, suicide rates have continued to rise over the last decade which presents us with an urgent need to rethink our course of action.
One of the biggest challenges of contemporary suicide prevention is that initiatives, policies and programs to prevent and respond to suicide are often unable to benefit from research evidence. This is not so much because this evidence is ignored, but because in many cases it does not exist.
Building on the extensive efforts across the suicide prevention sector, Black Dog Institute has developed a white paper that takes a major step towards addressing this critical research gap.
This is a call to action, based on evidence, that aims to inform research, policy and service provision so we can reduce the number of Australian lives lost to suicide.
Working Theraputically with LGBTI Clients: A Practice Wisdom Resource
Working Therapeutically with LGBTI Clients: A Practice Wisdom Resource draws from the consulting room experience of a number of psychologists, psychotherapists and counsellors who have worked with a broad range of LGBTI clients.
It is designed to assist a broad group of helping professionals who may want to work with LGBTI clients. It may be useful to psychologists, counsellors, psychotherapists, social workers, community workers or youth workers.
You Got This Mate
You Got This Mate provides tips and info to help rural men reach their best possible mental health.
Young people - Mental health
Information for young people aged between 12-25 relating to general mental health, physical health, work and study, and drug and alcohol use.