SUICIDE AND SELF-HARM IN YOUNG PEOPLE IN AUSTRALIA

Grant number: 1104644 | Funding period: 2019 - 2019

Completed

Abstract

Suicide and self-harm are major public health problems in Australia and globally, placing a strain on health services. Rates are higher in vulnerable populations, such as those with a criminal history. Despite this, little is known about the long-term health outcomes of people who self-harm. I will analyse data from several large existing studies of the general population, and of ex-prisoners, to identify factors related to suicide and self-harm which may be changed in future research studies.