The European Alliance Against Depression: a Multilevel Approach to the Prevention of Suicidal Behavior
This article describes the creation of the European Alliance Against Depression in 2004 & the cornerstone of the alliance, which is a shared multi-level approach that includes interventions on 4 levels: education of primary care physicians; a professional public relations campaign, training of community facilitators, & interventions with affected persons & high-risk groups. Several countries […]
This position statement discusses suicide & self-harm in gay, lesbian, bisexual, & transgender communities in Australia. The discussion includes a review of the complexity & diversity within & between these communities; risk factors; heterosexism, homophobia & transphobia; high risk groups; a multidisciplinary approach to suicide & self-harm prevention; building community capacity for mental health promotion […]
This newsletter discusses the activities of the Maytree Respite Centre in 2007 as well as providing a brief review of the previous 5 years. Information about the program’s volunteer corps & fundraising is also included.
The American Psychiatric Association’s new Practice Guidelines for the Assessment and Management of Patients With Suicidal Behaviors
In 2003, the American Psychiatric Association published practice guidelines for the assessment and management of patients with suicidal behaviours. This article provides an overview of the guidelines & some expert commentary.
This document presents Suicide Prevention Australia’s position on the development of specific strategies for suicide prevention in rural & remote Australian communities. Topics discussed include rural suicide risk factors, suicide among younger people in rural areas, access to means, the accessibility & availability of support mechanisms, social stigma & mental health literacy, the vicarious effects […]
This article is the author’s personal recollections of the history of the International Association for Suicide Prevention and the progress made towards achieving its primary objectives.
This article discusses LEVE, the Norwegian Organisation for Suicide Survivors. The plans for the organization, its structure, & future plans are described.
This document presents the position of Suicide Prevention Australia on suicide prevention in indigenous communities. In this statement, Suicide Prevention Australia acknowledges, supports, advocates, & seeks reform on the following: a multidisciplinary approach to indigenous suicide prevention; an indigenous suicidology; community capacity for caregiving; grief & postvention; & closing the gap between past & present […]
In this position statement, Suicide Prevention Australia acknowledges, supports, advocates, & seeks reform on the following: male suicide risk factors; encouraging help-seeking among men; removing barriers that inhibit continuity of care; & recognising the diversity of men, wherever they are. A number of recommendations are made & Suicide Prevention Australia’s strategic contributions to suicide prevention […]
This report provides an overview of the activities & accomplishments of the Alberta Centre for Injury Control & Research during 2004-2005.
This report provides an update on the activities & accomplishments of the Centre for Suicide Prevention.
This brief document outlines the policies of the Australian Press Council regarding media reporting on suicide. This press release supersedes earlier guidelines issed on this subject.