Journal article

A Survey of People With Lived Experience of Suicide-Related Behavior in Queensland, Australia Their Experiences With Available Resources

Laura Finlayson-Short, Sarah Hetrick, Karolina Krysinska, Meredith Harris, Caroline Salom, Eleanor Bailey, Jo Robinson

Crisis | HOGREFE & HUBER PUBLISHERS | Published : 2020


Background: Many organizations provide support to people affected by suicide-related behavior, for example, those bereaved by suicide, those who have attempted suicide, and their informal carers. However, evidence regarding how well used, and acceptable, these resources are is lacking. Aims: To investigate the views about and experiences with support and resources of people with lived experience of suicide bereavement, suicide attempt, or caring. Method: The study was conducted in Queensland, Australia. In total, 175 people completed the survey. Data were analyzed using SPSS Statistics 22. Results: Participants found resources helpful and user-friendly, but many had never searched for suppor..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The survey and initial data analysis upon which this paper was based formed part of a project funded by the Queensland Mental Health Commission. The Commission determined the scope of the project, but not its design. Jo Robinson is supported by an NHMRC Fellowship. Sarah Hetrick is supported by an Auckland Medical Research Foundation Douglas Goodfellow Repatriation Fellowship.