Suicide Prevention And Management Of Deliberate Self-Harm Randomised Control Trial Of Assertive Engagement Brief Psychotherapy And Community Linkage

Grant number: LP0668216 | Funding period: 2006 - 2010

Completed

Abstract

Suicide is the second commonest cause of death by injury in Australia. Suicide prevention is an important public health priority but rates remain high. People who have previously attempted suicide are most likely to kill themselves. Most suicidal people attend emergency departments where they get inadequate treatment for their psychological and social problems and remain depressed and suicidal. This project will test the effectiveness of a new psychological and social treatment to reduce the depression and link suicidal people with community supports. If successful, this treatment could be provided in any emergency department and help decrease suicide rates in Australia.