suicide

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A UNSW expert on post-traumatic stress and anxiety explains why this year’s lockdown is affecting everyone – and especially vulnerable groups – differently.

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Even healthy, well-adjusted veterans struggle with the transition from military to civilian life.

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Financial hardships in particular are likely to lead to ongoing mental health problems, even as the pandemic subsides. 

Refugees with insecure visas experience more trauma, depression and PTSD

A new study has revealed the association between refugees’ visas and their mental health.

Children and adolescents with mental illness facing hospitalisation

UNSW Sydney contributes to guidelines which indicate when children and adolescents should be treated in psychiatric hospitals.

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A new study by UNSW Sydney researchers has explored half a century of research into the suicide rates of people discharged from hospital after they presented with suicidal thoughts or behaviours.

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A major Australian study shows that most people who died of suicide dismissed expressing suicidal thoughts to health professionals, prompting calls to review the way treatment is managed and resourced. 

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Even many years after discharge, people who have been psychiatric inpatients have suicide rates about 30 times higher than the rate of the general community, new research finds.

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Next-of-kin are the most likely to be aware of a loved one's suicide plans, yet in a quarter of cases studied there was no communication between them and health professionals treating the person who died.

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Suicide will continue to be the main cause of death for Australians aged 15 to 44 unless proven prevention strategies are implemented, according to the Black Dog Institute.

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