Suicide is the second leading cause of death for teens in America. But there may be ways to study the stress response and figure out who is most at risk.
A new study looks at whether deaths by suicide could be lowered with mental health care. To a small degree, yes. But a look at the costs suggests there may be better ways to prevent shooting deaths.
Over the past decade, more teens have attempted suicide. The trend has vexed researchers, but it's that much more difficult to determine whether a fictional TV show has had any role.
Artificial intelligence holds great promise for medicine, but safeguards are needed to ensure it does not harm patients.
PM’s advisor Christine Morgan on tackling Australia’s rising suicide rates.
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On this episode, the PM's national suicide prevention advisor speaks with Michelle Grattan on what we know so far about suicide rates, and what needs more clarity.
People in jail kill themselves at a rate 3.5 times higher than that of the general population.
Firearms are the second leading cause of death among US children and adolescents.
A recent study found that male veterans under 30 have a suicide rate more than two times the national average. Yet, support for a royal commission into the problem is lacking.
Only through discussion and recognition of service and veteran mental health issues can these tragedies be prevented in the future.
The more humans seek happiness, the more it can elude them. In exploring this conundrum, a Nigerian novelist spoke with everyday people in his country, finding the coexistence of hope and deprivation.
Suicide rates increase in times of economic strife and uncertainty
Online abuse has been in the spotlight during this election campaign and AFL season. But researchers and policy-makers alike need to do more to understand cyberbullying against Indigenous Australians.
Although a US study found a spike in teen suicides after 13 Reasons Why first aired on Netflix, rates of suicide are generally on the rise. The last thing we should do is shy away from the show.
Poverty and social exclusion play a big role in Indigenous child suicide. The causes are complex but we know enough to act now to reduce the number of deaths in our communities.
Traditional notions of masculinity affect the health and well-being of men and those around them. Here's how we can challenge these stereotypes.
Some have called reports overblown, with others going so far as to call it a myth. But the data that continues to emerge tell a different story.
It is clear nature and nurture are factors in suicidal behaviour. But how they interact now needs to be investigated further.
Almost half of people with depression don't appear as sad as you'd expect, but are at a particularly high risk of suicide.
Women in prison with brain injury are at increased risk of substance abuse, poor mental health and suicide. Yet support for these women is scant.
Asylums were once designed to aid mental recovery – perhaps modern prisons should take note.