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Title: Suicide exposure and impact within a non-representative Australian community sample
Contributor(s): Maple, Myfanwy  (author)orcid ; Sanford, Rebecca (author)
Publication Date: 2020
Early Online Version: 2019-01-17
DOI: 10.1080/07481187.2018.1554609
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Abstract: The impact of exposure to suicide death or attempt remains ill-understood. This article aims to investigate this impact among 3010 community residing Australian adults. An online survey investigated the burden of exposure to suicide, psychological distress, and predictors of distress. The following variables were most significant in predicting distress among those exposed to suicide death: perceived impact of the most impactful death, non-kin relationship to the deceased, number of close suicide attempt exposures, time since the most impactful death, and frequency of contact. Results demonstrate suicide is a highly impactful experience and this impact reaches well beyond kin.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Death Studies, 44(6), p. 329-337
Publisher: Routledge
Place of Publication: United States of America
ISSN: 1091-7683
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
111714 Mental Health
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 520302 Clinical psychology
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 920209 Mental Health Services
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 200305 Mental health services
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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