Suicide and self-harm
Suicide and self-harm including suicide, suicide attempt, suicidal ideation and self-injury, intentional alcohol and other drug (AOD) poisoning, and associated mental ill health are major public health issues with significant costs for individuals, families and the broader community. A public health response across populations in general, targeted at those who are at increased risk and directed at risk-factors to suicide prevention requires data for evidence-based interventions. The Turning Point National Ambulance Surveillance System data is an important part of the public health evidence-base to reduce suicide.
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- Ogeil, R, Witt, K., Scott, D., Lubman, D (2019) Self-reported sleep disturbance in ambulance attendances for attempted suicide between 2012 and 2017. Journal of Affective Disorders. In press.
- Scott, D., Crossin, R., Ogeil, R., Smith, K., Lubman, D. (2018) Exploring harms experienced by children aged 7-11 using ambulance attendance data: a 6-year comparison with adolescents aged 12-17. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 15, 1385.