Life stress and suicidal ideation in Australian men - cross-sectional analysis of the Australian longitudinal study on male health baseline data
Dianne Currier, Matthew J Spittal, George Patton, Jane Pirkis
BMC PUBLIC HEALTH | BMC | Published : 2016
BACKGROUND: Suicide is a leading cause of death in Australian males aged 18 to 55. Non-fatal suicidal behaviours and thoughts are indicators of increased risk for future suicide. Suicidal behaviour is complex and multi-determined. Research supports the involvement of stressful life events in suicide and suicidal behaviour, however the evidence regarding suicidal thoughts is less developed. This study investigates stressful life events in relation to suicidal ideation in a large cohort of adult males recruited into Ten to Men, the Australian Longitudinal Study on Male Health. METHODS: Baseline data from a national cohort of 13, 884 males aged 18-55 years on suicidal behaviour, psychiatric dis..View full abstract
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The research on which this paper is based on was conducted as part of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Male Health by the University of Melbourne. We are grateful to the Australian Government Department of Health for funding and to the boys and men who provided survey data.