Preventing Suicide: The Solution-Focused Approach by John Henden

New edition of an acclaimed manual which uses the solution focused approach to take an empathetic and validating approach to working with individuals considering suicide.

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Suicide Prevention Community Referral

At risk of suicide? A Referral Pathway for Community Agency Staff  in Southland and Otago.

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Mental Health of young people: a global public-health challenge

Mental disorders account for a large proportion of the disease burden in young people in all societies. Most mental disorders begin during youth (12–24 years of age), although they are often first detected later in life.

Poor mental health is strongly related to other health and development concerns in young people, notably lower educational achievements, substance abuse, violence, and poor reproductive and sexual health.

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Determinants of suicidal ideation and suicide attempts: parallel cross-sectional analyses examining geographical location. BMC Psychiatry

Suicide death rates in Australia are higher in rural urban communities however the contributor to this difference remain unclear. Differing patterns of association between psychiatric disorder and suicidal ideation and attempts as geographical remoteness increased were investigated.

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High school students’ knowledge and experience with a peer who die by suicide or attempt suicide: a focus group study

Peers become more important during adolescence and can be a significant source of social support. Because peers may be the first to notice psychological problems among each other, the present study’s objectives were to assess students’ knowledge about suicide, perceived risk factors, signs of poor mental health in adolescents who committed suicide, students’ awareness of available mental health care and resources, and beliefs about prevention.

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Duration of untreated psychosis and 12-month outcome in first-episode psychosis: the impact of treatment approach

Early intervention research is examining whether reducing the duration of untreated psychosis (DUP) leads to improved outcome from first-episode psychosis. Another key influence may be the quality of treatment after initiation of care. This study examined the effect of phase-specific treatment on 12-month outcome for different categories of DUP.

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Burnout in hospital-based medical consultants in the New Zealand public health system. THE NEW ZEALAND  MEDICAL JOURNAL

An unexpected proportion of consultants experience robust emotional well-being and healthy work engagement. However, for those experiencing high burnout, by severity or dimension, working long hours and low job satisfaction appear to be particularly contributory factors.

Whilst remedial interventions should target the minority who experience significant burnout, studies using robust research designs are required to assess the meaningful clinical utility of these. The challenge remains to determine the optimal organisational practices to minimise burnout in this workforce.

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World Suicide Prevention Day 2016

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World Suicide Prevention Day 2015

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