Even healthy, well-adjusted veterans struggle with the transition from military to civilian life.
There have been numerous inquiries into veteran suicide, mental health and combat trauma over the past 20 years — with little positive outcome.
The fundamental underpinning of all MAID requests is supposed to be the presence of an incurable medical condition, but it’s not possible to predict that a mental illness will not improve.
Financial hardships in particular are likely to lead to ongoing mental health problems, even as the pandemic subsides. Our program could help many people whose mental health has suffered during COVID.
Suicide prevention experts believe parents can engage in an honest and safe conversation about suicide with kids.
Scholars who study dangerous speech have identified common themes that can lead to violence.
Like a Rorschach test, the incident offers limitless interpretations. But newly published photographs of Yukio Mishima in his final weeks alive show an artist obsessed with scripting out death.
Drugs like ketamine can relieve depression symptoms, including suicidal thoughts, within hours, but they also carry risks that patients need to understand.
The rate of death by suicide is rising among veterans. The most common stressor is a serious relationship difficulty.
Lockdowns have a key role in controlling COVID-19 but we must be aware of the risks of isolating people who are vulnerable to suicidal distress.
In response to the many Victorians struggling with coronavirus and related restrictions, the Victorian government is investing nearly A$60 million in new and accelerated mental health initiatives.
The new Victoria lockdown will bring greater levels of uncertainty about jobs and prolonged social disconnection. We need rapid action to fix the mental health system to meet the demand for help.
Lockdowns also affect socioeconomic groups differently, and should be combined with income support to protect mental health.
For Black youth, death by suicide has become a leading cause of death. And they face social problems that give rise to depression and isolation that their white counterparts do not.
New research shows some stereotypical ideas about what it means to be a man have a particularly harmful effect on men’s behaviour.
Our study found many ambulance staff felt ill-equipped to respond to these calls.
The mental health impact from the coronavirus pandemic is likely to be significant. But putting a figure on the projected increase in suicides may not be accurate – and is unlikely to be helpful.
The U.S. suicide rate has been increasing for decades. According to a sociologist who studies suicide, depression is just one factor among many implicated social conditions.
With the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, veterans who were already lacking adequate benefits and resources are now in deeper trouble.
New funding aims to fend off a wave of mental ill-health in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. We don’t know how severe that wave will be, but we do know financial hardship is a huge risk factor.