Suicide among emergency and protective service workers: A retrospective mortality study in Australia, 2001 to 2012
A Milner, K Witt, H Maheen, AD LaMontagne
WORK-A JOURNAL OF PREVENTION ASSESSMENT & REHABILITATION | IOS PRESS | Published : 2017
BACKGROUND: Emergency and protective services personnel (e.g., police, ambulance, fire-fighters, defence, prison and security officers) report elevated levels of job stress and health problems. While population-level research is lacking, there has been some research suggesting suicide rates may be elevated in emergency and protective services. OBJECTIVES: This paper compares suicide rates between emergency and protective services occupational groups over a 12-year period (2001-2012) in Australia. METHOD: Labour force data was obtained from the 2006 Australian Census. Suicide data was obtained from the National Coroners Information System (NCIS). Negative binomial regression was used to estim..View full abstract
Awarded by American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
This work was supported by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (SRG-1-091-13), the Society for Mental Health Research, and a Centre grant from the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (Melbourne). The funding source had no involvement in the study design; collection, analysis and interpretation data; the writing of the report; or in the decision to submit the paper for publication.