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Title: Suicide prevention for men
Contributor(s): Kumpula, Eeva-Katri (author); Kolves, Kairi (author); Ide, Naoko (author); McKay, Kathryn  (author); De Leo, Diego (author)
Publication Date: 2013
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Abstract: The ways in which suicide prevention initiatives can target different stages of the suicidal process have been described by Mann et al. (2005). These authors argue that suicidal ideation may stem from stressful life events and/or psychiatric disorders. These factors can be influenced through education and awareness programs, screening of individuals at risk, and various treatments. However, it must be noted that while the impacts of environmental factors, such as stressful life events, can sometimes be reduced, the events themselves may be unavoidable. Aspects of suicide prevention can focus on building resilience as a way to combat the impacts of these inevitable events. Once suicidal ideation is present, it can be detected by screening individuals at risk. Before ideation leads to a suicidal act, it can be targeted through treating issues such as underlying disorders and impulsivity, hopelessness and/or pessimism. Other suicide prevention initiatives may also limit access to suicide means and exposure to negative or harmful examples in the media. Australia was the one of the first countries to reflect upon the national and global evidence which recognised the devastating consequences of suicidal behaviours (Jenkins and Kovess, 2002; Department of Health and Ageing, 2008). Since the early 1990s, the Department of Health and Ageing has led the national approach for suicide prevention. The National Youth Suicide Prevention Strategy 1995-1999 was further expanded into the National Suicide Prevention Strategy (NSPS); a strategic plan to prevent suicide across the whole lifespan. In 2000, the Living Is For Everyone: A Framework for Prevention of Suicide and Self-harm in Australia (LIFE Framework) was launched. This was later evaluated and further development led to the release of the Living is For Everyone (LIFE) Framework (2007).
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Suicidal Behaviours in Men: Determinants and Prevention in Australia, p. 115-159
Publisher: Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention (ASPAC)
Place of Publication: Mt Gravatt, Australia
ISBN: 9780958088244
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 111708 Health and Community Services
111712 Health Promotion
111714 Mental Health
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 420305 Health and community services
420603 Health promotion
420313 Mental health services
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 920410 Mental Health
920408 Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being)
920413 Social Structure and Health
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 200207 Social structure and health
200409 Mental health
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
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Editor: Editor(s): Kairi Kolves, Eeva-Katri Kumpula, Diego De Leo
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