We all have an important role to play in suicide prevention. That was the message being spread at yesterday’s Suicide Prevention Awareness Network (SPAN) walk through Bendigo’s CBD.
Suicide is the most common cause of death for Australians under 25, killing more than car accidents or skin cancer.
12 March 2013, The Conversation
research into barriers and suicide can create an artificial and overly optimistic impression of the efficacy of means restriction.
12 February 2013, abc.net.au
Mount Isa will be part of a study into youth suicide that focuses on young people who have lost a friend to suicide.
7 February 2013, Brisbane Times
There are always alternatives and help available.
7 February 2013, abc.net.au
A far north Queensland public health organisation says it will not be able to set up a youth suicide prevention workshop without more funding.
6 February 2013, abc.net.au
Suicide prevention experts have welcomed the Brisbane City Council decision to install suicide prevention barriers on the Story Bridge.
28 January 2013, Mashable
Facebook has announced its partnership with suicide prevention group Save.org to monitor suicide warning signs posted through social media.
17 January 2013, The Advertiser
A South Australia-based Facebook initiative for youth suicide prevention could face closure if it cannot secure government support, its director says.
17 January 2013, The Conversation
Unsurprisingly, there is an increasing focus on possible links between FIFO/DIDO work and suicide. Despite this, there has been very little scientific study of these possible connections.
Bendigo's political leaders share different views on who is responsible for problems with the mental health system.
15 January 2013, scoop,co.nz
For many, New Zealand’s high suicide rates – especially for Maori – can seem overwhelming. Suicide among Maori is a complex issue, and most people don’t know how they can help.
14 January 2013, Canberra Times
10 January 2013, abc.net.au
Mental health experts have called for a major shift in the way mental illness is tackled in South Korea, where the suicide rate remains the highest in the developed world.
9 January 2013, abc.net.au
Korea holds the unfortunate record of the highest rate of suicide in the developed world.
4 January 2013, The Mercury
A coroner has called for the installation of cameras on the Tasman bridge in an attempt to stop people jumping to their death.
13 December 2012, abc.net.au
A British MP has accused Southern Cross Austereo of not doing enough to help the family of the nurse who appears to have taken her own life in the wake of a radio prank call.
Facebook link to teen self-harm
12 December 2012, The West Australian
Perth doctors have warned of an epidemic of troubled teenagers whose self-harming behaviour is fuelled by their use of Facebook and other social media.
10 December 2012, abc.net.au A town south of Adelaide has taken matters into its own hands as it tries to beat a surge in suicides.
2Day FM in crisis over prank call 'tragedy'
10 December 2012, abc.net.au
Sydney radio station 2Day FM has told the London hospital involved in the royal prank call that it will "fully cooperate" with all investigations.
9 December 2012, Sydney Morning Herald
Opinion piece by Jill Stark, who reflects on the recent media coverage of the suspected suicide of British nurse following an Australian radio prank.
30 November 2012, Canberra Times
Care should be targeted, accessible and affordable, Lesley Russell writes.
30 November 2012, Border Mail
An increase in severe cases of self-harm over the past five months has driven Wodonga youth refuge workers to consider urgent solutions to the problem.
29 November 2012, SBS World News
Eleven asylum seekers detained at Australia's offshore processing centre on Nauru have harmed themselves, the immigration department says.
Mental health report card 'confronting'
27 November 2012, Sydney Morning Herald
Australia's inaugural "report card" on mental health services has been described by the chair of the National Mental Health Commission as "confronting" after it found services need a major overhaul.
22 November 2012, abc.net.au
The Victorian Government will cut four youth suicide early intervention programs across Gippsland at the end of June next year.
22 November 2012, Sydney Morning Herald
21 November 2012, Warwick Daily News
Divorce, alcohol use and the number of jobs in agriculture are three main factors driving the suicide rate in regional and remote Australia, a new report revealed yesterday.
20 November 2012, Perth Now
Clarkson teenager Alysha Devereux, clinging to life after a suicide attempt, has left powerful video messages for authorities, pleading for help from the mental health system.
16 November 2012, Perth Now
WA's mental health services are severely understaffed and the system is under "considerable stress" which means many patients "fall through the cracks", according to a new review.
14 November 2012, The Age
The faces catch the eye in the quilt the Salvation Army has unveiled to honour Victorians who died by suicide.
12 November 2012, abc.net.au
The Salvation Army is calling for more support for the friends and family of suicide victims.
12 November 2012, The Age
It is the guilt and the stigma that torment people who have lost family to suicide. Often they are shunned by friends and never have the most basic question adequately answered.
1 November 2012, The Age
Suicide accounted for 80% of all national rail deaths last year, according to new figures.
31 October 2012, ninemsn.com.au
The Immigration Department has confirmed that two asylum seekers have attempted self-harm at the detention facility on Nauru.
31 October 2012, Sydney Morning Herald
British child psychotherapist Julie Lynn Evans says the internet revolution is having a profound effect on children, taking many to a dark world that is doing them untold harm.
22 October 2012, Herald Sun
Victoria's chief psychiatrist, Dr Ruth Vine, found significant systemic flaws in her review this year into 41 unexpected and unnatural deaths in the public mental health system.
17 October 2012, The West Australian
A mobile phone app for recording daily moods that alerts a trusted friend when you are feeling low, and a mental health wellbeing van for visiting schools, are among the suicide prevention projects being worked on around the State.
14 October 2012, The Australian
There are concerns for the mental health of asylum-seekers detained on Nauru's processing centre, after three men harmed themselves in the facility in as many days.
13 October 2012, The Age
Ambulance data on Victorian patients who self-harm or attempt suicide will be examined over the next year in a federal government project aimed at identifying emerging areas of concern.
10 October 2012, abc.net.au
A regional mental health advocate says there is an urgent need for mental health crisis teams to address suicide rates in the country.
10 October 2012, abc.net.au
The suicide rate for Indigenous Australians is about 70 per cent higher than that of non-Indigenous Australians.
7 October 2012, Herald Sun
A shocking artwork depicting a simulated suicide by hanging on show at the National Portrait Gallery has mental health experts concerned.
7 October 2012, New York Times
With nearly half of all suicides in the military having been committed with privately owned firearms, the Pentagon and Congress are moving to establish policies intended to separate at-risk service members from their personal weapons
28 September 2012, abc.net.au
Fifteen people have become the first graduates of a new program aimed at reducing high levels of suicide in remote Indigenous communities.
24 September 2012, The Conversation
Moving to the present, Lawson’s Australian rural man – and, particularly, the farmer – has become a subject of concern within health research, policy, and practice.
20 September 2012, abc.net.au
A home-grown suicide prevention program is successfully raising awareness in rural Australia, which still has higher levels of suicide than other parts of the country.
20 September 2012, The Australian
Regular use of cannabis can trigger suicidal thoughts in some users, particularly young men, according to the results of a 30-year study.