Suicide is increasing among young people, especially women.
Suicide data for Australia released this week show rates among young people are at the highest they've been for over a decade, and now account for around one third of all deaths in those aged 15 to 24.
Australian Christian Lobby’s Lyle Shelton, speaking on Q&A.
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Keeping people safe inside.
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In 2015, a person took their life in prison every four days.
Police officers in South Africa are four times more likely to kill themselves than be murdered.
While the unacceptably high rate of police murders in South Africa attracts much media coverage, the bigger problem of suicide among police receives little focus.
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The erection of barriers and nets at public sites with a high incidence of suicide results in far fewer deaths – at the site and nearby locations.
Installing barriers and safety nets at public sites with a high incidence of suicide can reduce the number of deaths at these sites by more than 90%.
With very few exceptions in Australia’s history, annual suicide rates have always peaked in men aged 85 years and over.
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The most recent Australian suicide statistics from 2013 show that, out of the whole population, men aged 85 years and over have the highest suicide rates. While the attention these figures have garnered…
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Aged care residents are three times more likely to have suicidal thoughts than their house-bound peers.
More than half (52%) of aged care residents have symptoms of depression, compared with 10-15% of older people living in the community.
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Sometimes doctors need help too.
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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?
Suicides are the second leading cause of death on college campuses.
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Suicidal thoughts among college students are more common than we think. Graduate students, especially those in the humanities, are at a greater risk.
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Media can influence our interpretation of suicide clusters.
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Media reporting can not only create a perception of suicide clusters on university campuses, but it can affect the suicide rate in subtle ways.