National suicide monitoring of serving and ex-serving Australian Defence Force personnel: 2020 update
The information in this report is based on fact of death information from the National Death Index (NDI), cause of death information from the National Mortality Database (NMD) and Defence Suicide Database (DSD), as well as information on personnel in the three ADF service status...
This review summarises the emerging research and knowledge, key themes and principles surrounding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural perspectives and concepts of healing and social and emotional wellbeing as they relate to suicide prevention.
More people die by suicide than in road accidents every year. The causes of and motivations behind suicide are complex. This white paper considers emerging research and experiential evidence and its potential to drive system reform and reduce suicide.
This paper outlines a systems approach to suicide prevention that recognises it takes many sectors, groups and individuals working together to save lives. It has been written at a time when the country is facing the worst public health crisis in a generation. The COVID-19...
Discussion paper on renewing the 2013 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Strategy
Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia have produced this discussion paper which identifies key elements of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Strategy (NATSISPS) for renewal, changes to the policy space since 2013, and questions as to how the NATSISPS could be updated...
Addressing inequities in Indigenous mental health and wellbeing through transformative and decolonising research and practice
This paper discusses the current mental health and social and emotional wellbeing in Indigenous Australian mental health and wellbeing, the gaps in research, the need for transformative and decolonising research and practice, and the opportunities and recommendations to address existing mental health inequities.
In Australia, suicide is a prominent public health concern and previous research has identified the disproportionately high rates of suicide in Aboriginal communities This report profiles self-harm, suicide attempts and completed suicide in the Kimberley region.
This report reveals some key findings that show what strategies are required to help prevent suicide in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic impacts on mental health.
A national COVID-19 pandemic issues paper on mental health and wellbeing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
This report calls for a coordinated response based on best practice research in Indigenous psychology and mental health.