Many health professionals don’t know how to support transgender young people when they seek help.
We all have a responsibility to improve the well-being of Australian young people, and the current rates of poor mental health in our trans young people aren't good enough.
Child suicide, such as the 2013 death of 12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick, has often been blamed on bullying.
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From '13 Reasons Why' to real-life events, there's been increased scrutiny on the link between bullying and suicide. However, research shows that we may not be getting the full picture.
What schools should be doing to deal with the crisis in children’s mental health.
Labor MP Mark Butler, speaking on Q&A.
Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy Mark Butler told Q&A that eating disorders "are the mental illness type which has the highest mortality rate". We check the research.
Nurses can be scared to talk about suicide just as much as the next person.
The lack of suicide training provided in nursing programmes can leave nurses feeling like there is a risk of further harm to the patient.
Each suicide has a social, economic and cultural context. And unless these factors are considered alongside psychiatric care, steadily increasing suicide rates will not be curbed.
Indigenous people have poorer health outcomes than their non-Indigenous counterparts.
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Indigenous people in Australia and New Zealand, despite the distance separating them and varying histories, have one disturbing issue in common: poor health.
Adolescents are at a significantly higher risk of attempting suicide after hearing about the suicide of a friend.
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Learning about a friend's suicide attempt appears to transform the distant idea of suicide into something very real.
Professor Pat Dudgeon and Tony Jones, speaking on Q&A, October 5, 2015.
Q&A presenter Tony Jones asked psychologist and research fellow Pat Dudgeon if Indigenous youth suicide rates across the top half of Australia are the highest in the world. We check the research evidence.
Bullying and suicide are both significant public health concerns for children and adolescents, and we need to understand the link between the two.
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We may assume that people who are bullied are at risk of suicide. But are the youth who engage in bullying behavior at risk of suicide too?
Teachers and parents can help identify signs of mental ill health and connect adolescents with appropriate professional help.
Mental disorders are debilitating and often emerge in adolescence. Identifying these problems and intervening early helps reduce their impact on social, emotional and academic function, which, unheeded…
A still from the Australian Communications and Media Authority’s award-winning Be Deadly Online campaign.
Tony Abbott is spending this week in North-East Arnhem Land, part of his long-held hope “to be not just the Prime Minister but the Prime Minister for Aboriginal Affairs”. We asked our experts: what stories…
Australian YA literature seems to be repeatedly representing adolescent suicide as productive for survivors.
Suicide is the leading cause of death among Australians aged 15-24, according to cause of death data published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in March this year. In light of this, it’s not surprising…
An American study has found that when unemployment rises by a percentage point suicide attempts and suicide-related behaviour…