Year: 1999 Source: National Conference of Suicide Prevention Australia, (6th: 1999: Melbourne), p.49 SIEC No: 20010229

This presentation outlined measures taken by the Vietnam Veterans Counselling Service to respond to a finding from a study which showed the deaths of veterans’ children from suicide appear to be 3 times the expected rate. The development of a response, the problems inherent in the project, & the constraints upon the counselling service were discussed. The response planned to follow a public health approach with one of the key strategies being to raise awareness among relevant professionals, agencies, & in the veteran & wider community.