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.
A diagnosis of mental illness is only one in a number of risk factors for suicide. And for Indigenous Australians, a history of dispossession and disempowerment plays a much bigger role.
A survey done of transgender people right after they read a story on the government's move to deny transgender identity shows the emotional impact that denying that identity can have.
Ghana's print media plays in shaping public opinion and disseminating knowledge about mental health disorders.
Throughout the movement's history, African Americans and whites lived, worked and protested side-by-side. It was one of the few long-term experiments in American interracial communalism.
Emile Durkheim helped to lay the foundations of sociological thought and theory. He spoke of our current condition as being influenced by social structures and institutions.