Frequent users of YouTube have higher levels of loneliness, anxiety, and depression according to researchers from the Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention (AISRAP).
A previous suicide attempt remains the strongest predictor of future death by suicide, but researchers have discovered that peer support following an attempt can have a remarkable impact on reducing risk.
Ageism, physical and social impediments and pandemic play role in high suicide rates in older adults.
Suicide rates were found to be up to 44% lower in communities with high levels of cultural connectedness.
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 […]
A deep concern about high suicide rates within the construction industry led Griffith University alumnus Jorgen Gullestrup to start up the world’s only industry-based suicide prevention program. “Australian men often struggle to talk about their feelings, which makes them less likely to seek help for mental health issues,” Jorgen explains. “Every second day Australia loses […]