Preventing suicide in young people: A public health approach

Date & time

4–5pm 15 August 2017

Location

Peter Baume Building 42A Room 2.01

Speakers

Dr Alison Calear, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Mental Health Research ANU

EVENT CANCELLED

Suicide is a significant public health problem, and is currently the leading cause of death in young Australians aged 15-24 years. Today's seminar will present an overview of our current research in youth suicide prevention, which aims to reduce suicide through the promotion of help-seeking behaviour for suicidal thoughts and behaviour. A range of projects will be described, including the US-developed Sources of Strength program and its current evaluation in Australian schools, a study of the association between suicide literacy, suicide stigma and help-seeking behaviour and the current evaluation of the Silence is Deadly intervention in ACT secondary schools.

 

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