An overview of Indigenous mental health and suicide prevention in Australia
This report provides essential information and statistics on mental health, suicide and self-harm among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It outlines contemporary Australian policy responses and directions, and risks and protective factors for mental health and suicide prevention. It also explores evidence of best...
Geographic variation in suicide risk and service delivery to Indigenous Australians
This report identifies regions (using the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ Indigenous Regions) in which suicide prevention among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is likely to be relatively challenging compared with other regions.
Investigating enhancements of Indigenous data in suicide-relevant data sets
Accurate and timely data about suicide and suicidal behaviour of Indigenous Australians are important to measure progress against Closing the Gap Target 14. Through a desktop review and consultation with stakeholders, this report found a high degree of complexity in the process of classifying, coding...
Serving and ex-serving Australian Defence Force members who have served since 1985: suicide monitoring 1997 to 2020
This report is the fifth annual update monitoring deaths by suicide among serving and ex-serving Australian Defence Force (ADF) members. The population considered are ADF members who served between 1985 and 2020.
Tasmanian suicide prevention strategy 2023-2027: draft for consultation
This draft strategy outlines the Tasmanian government's plan for reducing suicide and suicidal distress, and for increasing access to connection and support for Tasmanians. The government recognises that effective suicide prevention requires a whole-of-community as well as a whole-of-government response.
Tasmanian suicide prevention strategy 2023-2027: consultation summary report
This summary report outlines an evaluation of the consultation data that was received via an online survey, social media feedback, thought leader interviews and a series of community-based workshops, as part of the process of shaping Tasmania's next suicide prevention strategy.
State of the nation in suicide prevention 2022
This report provides a snapshot of the sector, the state of the community and Australia's national policy platform. This year's report reveals that 70% of Australians have experienced elevated distress beyond their normal levels, compared with this time last year.
Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide: interim report
This inquiry is focused on the identification of systemic problems and solutions to suicide and suicidality among serving and ex-serving Australian Defence Force (ADF) members. The report provides commentary on the summary of work undertaken, the Commission's preliminary observations, and recommendations about urgent and immediate...
Healthier construction: conceptualising transformation of mental health outcomes through an integrated supply chain model
The aim of this paper is to analyse the industrial organisation and the structural and behavioural context of the construction industry and propose a new approach to understanding interactions at multiple levels, in relation to root causes of the mental health problem.
Developing the third Tasmanian Suicide Prevention Strategy, 2023-2027: consultation paper
The Tasmanian Department of Health is developing the next Tasmanian Suicide Prevention Strategy, on behalf of the Tasmanian government. The strategy, which will be the third of its kind, will set the vision and priorities for preventing suicide in the State for the next five...
This issues paper outlines suicide data and services and supports offered in Gippsland.
Prevalence and factors associated with suicidal ideation among adult Eritrean refugees in Northern Ethiopia
The present study assessed the prevalence of and factor associated with suicidal ideations among adult Eritrean refugees in Tigray, Ethiopia. Methods: A community-based cross-sectional study was carried out among 400 adult refugees living in the Mai-Aini refugee camp in Tigray, Northern Ethiopia from September 2019...
Connection to community
Connections to community are an important source of resilience for Indigenous Australians. This paper discusses several protective factors resulting from community connection that work to prevent suicide by strengthening resilience and increasing social and emotional wellbeing.
Indigenous self-governance for mental health and suicide prevention
Through an examination of key issues, policies, frameworks, and programs, this paper provides a synthesis of relevant information on Indigenous self-governance in relation to mental health and suicide prevention.
Indigenous mental health, housing and homelessness
In this paper, the authors examine the evidence of what works and does not work in mental health and suicide prevention programs and policy initiatives associated with housing and homelessness for Indigenous Australians.
Protective and risk factors for suicide among Indigenous Australians
This report outlines protective and risk factors that contribute to suicide among Indigenous Australians and the existing data collections and methods used for measuring protective and risk factors for suicide.
How climate change affects mental health in Australia
This report discusses climate change and mental health, including mental illness and suicide. It summarises existing knowledge and theory about effective responses and highlights areas where further research is needed.
Serving and ex-serving Australian Defence Force members who have served since 1985: suicide monitoring 2001 to 2019
This report is the fourth annual update into suicides among permanent, reserve and ex-serving Australian Defence Force (ADF) members and the first to include the population of ADF members who served in the ADF between 1985 and 2019 by using data from historical ADF personnel...
State of the nation in suicide prevention 2021
Record numbers of Australians are heeding the call to seek help from suicide prevention services in a 'silver lining' that shows the sector is making a major contribution to keeping the community safe, according to this report.
Innovations in suicide assessment and prevention during pandemics
This systematic review was constrained by its inclusion of relatively few robust original reports, and yet it supported an association between previous pandemics and increased risk for suicide-related outcomes.
Australia’s Health Tracker by socioeconomic status 2021
This report card looks at the health of adult Australians by socioeconomic status in relation to preventable chronic diseases, the major risk factors for chronic diseases and premature deaths from those diseases and suicide.
Suicide in rural and remote Australia
This fact sheet outlines some key statistics regarding suicide in in rural and remote areas.
National mental health and suicide prevention plan
This strategy document recognises that Australians need a system that acts early to help people before mental health conditions and suicidal distress worsen. It also suggests that whole-of-government and whole-of-community changes are needed to deliver preventative, compassionate, and effective care.
Indigenous suicide: finding a catalyst for action
This paper aims to provide a catalyst for the actions needed to address the crisis of Indigenous suicide. It begins by examining a major barrier to addressing Indigenous suicide, before discussing some of the likely causes of suicide, and factors that make Indigenous suicide qualitatively...
Mental health and suicide prevention - interim report
This interim report includes an update on the Committee’s activities to date, and emerging themes identified through recent reports into Australia’s mental health system and engagement with the Productivity Commission, National Mental Health Commission and Department of Health.