Anthony F. Jorm

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1 Jun 2017

Executive Summary

In 2015, 3,027 Australians died by suicide, representing a steady increase over the preceding decade.1 This upward trajectory has caused considerable community concern, and efforts to identify effective suicide prevention interventions have received increasing attention. A significant proportion of people who...


Paving the way for mental health education and promotion in vulnerable communities
30 Sep 2014

Resettled refugees are vulnerable. They have high levels of mental health problems, but low uptake of mental health care. Evidence suggests that poor Mental Health Literacy (MHL) or poor knowledge and understanding of the nature and treatment of mental health problems is a major factor...

Journal article

15 Feb 2012

Indigenous Australians have a markedly higher burden of disease and injury than the general Australian population.

Most of this has been attributed to higher rates of non-communicable diseases, including mental disorders, but as there are no national data on the prevalence or incidence of...


17 Aug 2009

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training was developed in Australia to teach members of the public how to give initial help to someone developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis situation. However, this type of training requires adaptation for specific cultural...


13 Jul 2009

We are much more likely to avoid social contact with someone who has a mental illness than a physical illness, especially if we have never had a close relationship with a person who has experienced mental illness.

Hamish Holewa talks to Dr Anthony Jorm...

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