Journal article

The relationship between disability and suicide: prospective evidence from the Ten to Men cohort

Allison Milner, Anne-Marie Bollier, Eric Emerson, Anne Kavanagh

JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: People with disabilities often face a range of social and economic adversities. Evidence suggests that these disadvantages result in poorer mental health. Some research also indicates that people with disabilities are more likely experience thoughts about suicide than people without disability, although most of this research is based on small cross-sectional samples. METHODS: We explored the relationship between self-reported disability (measured at baseline) and likelihood of reporting thoughts of suicide (measured at follow up) using a large longitudinal cohort of Australian males. A logistic regression model was conducted with thoughts of suicide within the past 12 months (yes..

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