Installing barriers and safety nets at public sites with a high incidence of suicide can reduce the number of deaths by more than 90%, according to new research.
De-stigmatising mental illness through the stories of sporting heroes is a powerful way to tackle the issue, write Justin Richards, Philip Ward and Simon Rosenbaum.
Australia could see a 20% drop in suicide attempts and deaths if governments took nine immediate steps, a UNSW mental health expert will tell a national summit today.
The government's contention that employment is positive for those with mental illness is strongly supported by the evidence, write Philip Mitchell and Geoffrey Waghorn.
Conflating suicide and mental health statistics with FIFO deaths is counterproductive, writes Carlo Caponecchia.
Two innovative UNSW programs designed to help men overcome the stigma associated with mental health disorders have been recognised, receiving $900,000 in funding from beyondblue today.
A leaked mental health review reportedly recommends re-directing $1billion from acute hospital services to community services. The proposal risks causing a major destabilisation of the public mental health system, writes Phil Mitchell.
Men who feel suicidal often display distinctive warning signs, offering those closest to them significant opportunities to intervene, a study by UNSW researchers at the Black Dog Institute has found.
Adolescents with substance abuse problems could benefit from a new treatment approach developed by a UNSW researcher awarded a prestigious Fulbright scholarship.
As the country reels from the Sydney siege and its unhappy end, many will be wondering what can be done for the survivors. The answer may be surprisingly little, write Zachary Steel and Grant Devilly.