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Suicide Prevention Tool Launched To Support Australian Farmers

A new grassroots wellbeing and suicide prevention tool has been launched by the University of South Australia to help provide support for farmers around the country, helping them to tackle the struggles associated with living on the land. The Taking Stock online multimedia site is free to use and has been designed specifically with farmers […]

Oral Vitamin D Associated With Suicide/Self-Harm Risk Reduction

A new US-based study has found a link between oral vitamin D supplements and a reduced risk of suicide attempt and intentional self-harm of around 45-48 per cent among veterans in the Department of Veterans Affairs, with supplementation of higher daily dosages associated with even further reductions than lower dose supplementation. Published in the PLOS […]

Suicide Bereavement UK Training Protocols Featured On WiseGP

Here at Suicide Bereavement UK, we offer a Postvention Assisting Those Bereaved By Suicide one-day training course for all professionals keen to increase their knowledge, skills and confidence for working with those affected by suicide. The course itself is now CPD-accredited, ensuring that health and care professionals are able to respond to and care for […]

The Primary Drivers Behind Suicide In The Americas

The importance of taking gender-specific social determinants of suicide in the Americas into account when developing risk reduction interventions and prevention strategies has been highlighted in a new study, carried out by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). It was found that, while homicide and alcohol/substance use was linked to an increase in suicide mortality […]

Suicidal Thoughts Among US Teens ‘On The Rise’

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the US has revealed that young people across the nation are now struggling more than ever, with teenage girls and LGBQ+ youths in particular experiencing increasingly urgent mental health challenges. It was found that 57 per cent of teenage girls reported feeling […]

Link Established Between Suicide & Domestic Abuse

A link has been established between domestic abuse and suicide, with new research revealing that women who experience abuse from a partner are three times more likely to have attempted suicide in the last 12 months than those who haven’t experienced abuse. Carried out by Agenda Alliance, the study also revealed that women in poverty […]

Racism & Discrimination ‘Main Cause’ Of Traveller Suicide

Daily experiences of discrimination and racism among those in the Traveller community are having big impacts on mental health, according to a new review commissioned by the Ballyfermot Traveller Action Project, Clondalkin Travellers Development Group and the Tallaght Travellers Community Development Project. It was found that 68 per cent of Travellers have lost a family […]

Suicide Prevention Specialist Barbara Stanley Dies

Psychologist and researcher Barbara Stanley, psychology professor at Columbia University and the director of suicide prevention training at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, has died at the age of 73 from ovarian cancer. Dr Stanley was responsible for developing a simple and effective suicide prevention tool – the Stanley-Brown Safety Planning Intervention strategy, where […]

Veteran Suicide Suicide Risk ‘Similar Overall’ To General Population

New research from the University of Manchester has revealed that the suicide risk among military veterans is no higher than that of the general population, although some people may require additional support. Funded by the Ministry of Defence and NHS England, the study also found that veterans over 35 years of age were at a […]

New Armed Forces Suicide Bereavement Pack In Development

A new study is being carried out by Suicide Bereavement UK, in collaboration with the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association, The Armed Forces Charity, to develop an evidence-based suicide bereavement resource for those bereaved by Armed Forces suicide. The hope is to increase understanding of the needs of Armed Forces relatives, friends and colleagues […]