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Community, cultural connectedness and suicide rates in First Nations young people

Researchers examined associations between community-level cultural connection and suicide rates among young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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Suicide in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are disproportionately impacted by suicide. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people have almost eight times higher suicide r...

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Mental health concerns and suicide attributable to childhood maltreatment

Researchers from the University of Sydney used data from three Australian sources to determine the burden of mental disorders in Australia attributable to childhood maltreatment. R...

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Link between ADHD and suicide in young people

Emerging evidence suggests that people living with ADHD may have a greater risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviours, self-harm, and suicide when compared to neuro-typical individua...

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Diverse genders, childhood maltreatment and mental health concerns

Childhood maltreatment is a leading cause of mental and substance use disorders. Research in Australia and internationally shows that people who identify with diverse genders or se...

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Is there a relationship between mental health reforms and general population suicide rates in Australia?

This study investigates the evolving National Mental Health Plans (NMHPs) in Australia and their potential relationship with suicide rates, offering insight into the complex interp...

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Under the Radar: Exploring experiences of suicide in Australian men not engaged with mental health services

Understanding the experiences of suicide in men who are not engaged with formal mental health services (‘under the radar’) can help us better identify drivers of distress and suici...

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A synthesized evidence review exploring risk and protective factors for youth suicide

Researchers examined risk and protective factors for suicide in young people in the context of New Zealand, undertaking an umbrella review and meta-analysis of the literature. Anal...

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Researchers explore benefit of co-design communities of practice

Researchers highlight the findings from two Australian case studies that used a community of practice co-design approach to develop community–based mental health and suicide preven...

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Protective factors against suicide among older adults

Suicide prevention for older people in Australia is a priority area. Understanding perceptions of death, suicide and suicidal ideation in older adults is paramount to prevention. R...

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Review explores suicide prevention during disasters and emergencies

Researchers from the University of Melbourne conducted a systematic review to examine the outcomes of suicide prevention strategies implemented in the context of disasters and publ...

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Researchers create guidelines supporting young people with a lived and living experience of suicide to contribute to suicide research

Including young people with lived experience in suicide prevention, research helps us to understand their experiences and meet their needs. Findings inform world-first guidelines ...