Griffith faces up to the issues of World Mental Health Day 

Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention
This Wednesday 10 October, is World Mental Health Day and, as a leading institution in the field, Griffith has a range of expertise and programs which link to this year’s theme, ‘Young people and mental health in a changing world’.  The aim is to bring attention to the issues our youth and young adults are facing in our world today and bring the […]
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Arts Education Law

Danish study finds link between ASD and suicidal behaviour

A study of the Danish population aged 10 years and over has found those diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) were over three times more likely to attempt suicide and to die by suicide.
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Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention

Digital solutions may aid athlete’s mental health

Digital mental health platforms including the use of smartphones and online behaviour analysis could help improve the mental health of athletes especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention

Queensland suicide rate unaffected during first phase of COVID-19 pandemic

There has been no overall change in Queensland’s suspected suicide rate since the declaration of a public health emergency declaration (PHED) on January 29.
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Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention

No overall change in suspected suicide rate this year

There have been five more suspected suicides this year than last, but significantly fewer than 2017, new data from the interim Queensland Suicide Register (iQSR) shows. Short-term data from police reports comprising the iQSR recorded 508 suspected suicides from January 1 to August 31 2020, five more than the same period in 2019 (503) but […]
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Alumni

Griffith experts agree representation matters in healthcare

A Griffith panel of experts has explained why it is essential that patients from all walks of life see themselves represented by the clinicians that treat them.
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Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention

Reasons for living study reveals insights into suicide prevention workforce

Connection to others and service are the two main reasons for living among those with lived experience of suicide entering the suicide prevention workforce.
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Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention

Online program helps kids beat COVID-19 stress

A series of YouTube videos aims to help alleviate young people’s stress and anxiety about COVID-19.
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Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention

Laughter the underestimated antidote for struggling communities

Increasing our daily dose of laughter is key to fighting the rising toll of depression, especially in the wake of recent crises around the nation, a Griffith researcher has found. Griffith University adjunct lecturer in Suicidology and stand-up comedian for more than 20 years Mark McConville, has recently returned from an outback tour of his […]
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Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention

NHMRC-EU project to improve mental health and reduce suicide risk

A Griffith University NHMRC-EU project aims to improve mental health and reduce the risk of suicide in the construction, health and ICT sectors.
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Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention

Crucial timing for global suicide congress

An international congress for suicide prevention and intervention at the Gold Coast could not come at a more crucial time, according to Pro Vice Chancellor (Health) Professor Sheena Reilly.
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Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention

Griffith researchers awarded $5 million grant to help children’s mental wellbeing

Griffith University researchers leading a project to develop an online platform giving young people access to tailored mental health information and support.
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Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention

AISRAP partners with ‘lived experience’ advocates to boost suicide prevention

Support groups for people living in the shadow of suicide are beginning to grow around Australia and become more effective advocates. Advocates in the fields of health and social support often struggle in their early years to find a solid evidence base to guide their growth and programs. In the case of suicide prevention, this […]
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Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention

Masters of Suicidology graduate wins at Suicide Prevention Awards

Reducing the high rate of suicide within the construction industry has been the successful outcome for Griffith Masters of Suicidology graduate Jorgen Gullestrup.
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Architecture, construction and planning

Griffith makes Australian top 10 on research publication rankings

Griffith University is in the top ten of Australian institutions according to a new performance measure ranking universities on a range of published research criteria.
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Alumni

Suicidology graduate improving mental health in young people

Improving mental health support for young people who’ve suffered bereavement is the focus for Griffith University Masters of Suicidology graduate Karl Andriessen.
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Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention

Not supporting mental health in the workplace – a breach of human rights?

Discrimination against people with mental illness is commonly occurring in the workplace, with unlawful practices needing immediate attention as part of the campaign for suicide prevention.
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Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention

Running to raise awareness of suicide prevention

Even the seemingly most exuberant of us still have our dark days. Forty-five year old New Zealand born husband and father of two, Justin Geange is no stranger to depression.
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