Western Australian Suicide Prevention Action Plan 2021 – 2025: Consultative draft October 2019

Everyone has a role in suicide prevention. Reducing the rate and impact of suicide in our communities requires a whole-of-population commitment; it is not something any single agency, level of government or community can do alone. The impact of suicide is far-reaching and long-lasting; it has a devastating effect on families, friends and services which […]

Season-of-Birth as a Risk Factor for the Seasonality of Suicidal Behaviour

This study investigated the interaction between season-of-birth & the seasonality of suicide. 2923 adult suicides & 33,321 deliberate self-harm hospitalizations in Western Australia were examined. A variable population at risk approach was used to determine season-of-birth. Seasonality was established by spectral analysis. Deliberate self-harm had a significant season-of-birth & seasonality occurrence, both peaking in spring. […]

The Seasonal Risk for Deliberate Self-Harm: Determined by Place of Birth, but Occurrence Determined by Place of Residence

In order to disaggregate place of birth from place of residence, the authors examined general & seasonal risk factors for deliberate self-harm in 3 different population birth groups living in Western Australia: Australian Aborigines, Australian born non-Aborigines, & United Kingdom migrants. It was found Aborigines are at much higher general risk for deliberate self-harm than […]

Western Australian Suicide Prevention Strategy 2009-2013: Everybody’s Business

This document outlines the Western Australian suicide prevention strategy; what it will do & how it will be implemented. Section 1 provides an overview of the strategy, its purpose & development. Section 2 presents international suicide data, suicide in Australia, & suicide in Western Australia. Section 3 gives a framework for prevention. Section 4 discusses […]

Transgenerational Trauma, Suicide and Healing From Sexual Abuse in the Kimberley Region, Australia


Relationship Between Quantity and Frequency of Alchohol use and Indices of Suicidal Behavior in an Elderly Australian Sample

Relatively little research has been conducted on the relationship between alcohol misuse & suicidal behaviour among the elderly. This study examined whether quantity & frequency of alcohol use & the interaction between these variables are related to current suicide ideation, previous suicide ideation/intent, & past suicide attempts in a community sample of 1010 Australian adults […]

WA State Suicide Prevention Plan. Consultation Paper – June 2007

Murder-Parasuicide: a Case Series in Western Australia

This article describes a case series of murder followed by suicide attempts. Examining this type of offender may help us better understand the group who complete murder followed by suicide. Research in this area will always be difficult given the rarity of the event and the retrospective approach, which is usually required.

Detecting Suicidal Ideation in Older Patients: Identifying Risk Factors Within the General Practice Setting


Duty to Care: Physical Illness in People With Mental Illness (Consumer Summary)


Duty to Care: Physical Illness in People with Mental Illness


Duty to Care: Preventable Physical Illness in People With Mental Illness

Framework for Clinical Risk Assessment and Management of Harm

Evaluation of Emergency Treatment and Follow-up for Deliberate Self-harming Youth Aged 15-24

Staff Perceptions of Care for Deliberate Self-harm Patients in Rural Western Australia: a Qualitative Study

Suicide in Western Australia: a Review of Best Practice, Stakeholder Activity, Legislation, and Recommendations


The Social and Family Context of Aboriginal Self-Harmful Behaviour in Remote Australia


Using a Socio-Historical Frame to Analyse Aboriginal Self-Destructive Behavior