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.
Suicide rates were found to be up to 44% lower in communities with high levels of cultural connectedness.
Providing the first community-based Post Traumatic Stress Disorder treatment for war veterans is just one of the achievements of Professor David Crompton, the latest recipient of the Margaret Tobin Award.
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 […]