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This audit presents evidence of high rates of suicide and self-harm in Indigenous people of the Kimberley region, and highlights the need for multidisciplinary, culturally appropriate, innovative and youth-focused approaches to suicide prevention activities.
In 1997, there was a peak in the number of suicides in Australia, when 2720 deaths were classified as suicide. This study looks at some of the reasons why.
In 1997, there was a peak in the number of suicides in Australia, when...
Child sexual abuse (CSA) is common, and evidence suggests that 5%–10% of boys and girls experience severe abuse involving sexual penetration. CSA is associated with an array of deleterious outcomes, including problems related to mental health, interpersonal functioning and substance use. Studies of community samples...
Before 1990, suicide was rare among Indigenous men living in the Northern Territory, and almost unheard of in Indigenous women. Then something changed. Measey and colleagues document 20 years of suicide statistics in the NT, revealing a disturbing trend among young Indigenous men.
Abstract Objectives: To report age-standardised rates and methods of suicide by health professionals, and to compare these with suicide rates for other occupations.
Study design : Retrospective mortality study.
Setting, participants: All intentional self-harm cases recorded by the National Coronial...