The Staying Alive Project
Brann P~~Sutherland S
This presentation discussed the Staying Alive Project initiated by the Maroondah Hospital Psychiatric Services. A major component of the project was to address the protocols & procedures for addressing the needs of young people who presented to the hospital after attempting suicide. As part of a broader project, young people who had made at least one suicide attempt in the past two years were interviewed. Significant themes around social isolation, family relationships, & the response of others to the attempt emerged. The implications of these themes for mental health services was discussed.