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Uncanny parallel between suicides and overdoses

A study led by UNSW has uncovered a remarkable correlation between mortality rates from drug overdoses and suicides in young […]

Drought and uncertainty rocking farmers’ mental health

“If you want to rock someone’s mental health, give them a large dose of uncertainty.” That statement from UniSA’s Chair […]

StandBy – support after suicide launches dedicated website to help those impact…

StandBy – Support After Suicide is pleased to announce the launch of its new website, www.standbysupport.com.au, providing a greater online […]

Konnect: R U OK? creates app to increase moments of joy and connection in time …

Encouraging people to spend more time with their friends and family is the driving-force behind a new tool developed by […]

Eating disorder treatments cost-effective but under-funded

First-of-its-kind research from Deakin University has found psychotherapies for life-threatening and debilitating eating disorders are cost-effective, but public funding is […]

Suicide risk assessments don’t prevent suicide

According to research published today in the BMJ, the current system of categorising a patient’s suicide risk isn’t effective. Co-author […]

Prior hospitalisations for self-harm a leading indicator of suicide

Prior hospital admissions for self-harm is an indicator for subsequent self-harm attempts and suicide, with the riskiest time period within […]

Hidden causes of methamphetamine-related death

Significant increases in mortality rates between 2009 and 2015 indicate a major methamphetamine problem in Australia, National Drug and Alcohol Research […]

Suicide education program gives meaning to mateship

New research from the University of South Australia has shown the MATES in Construction (MIC) program, designed to turn around […]

Responding to foetal alcohol impacts in children

Children with foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) are more likely to fail at school, have attention problems and talk about […]
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