Journal article

Community Based Support for People at Risk for Suicide and Those Who Care for them - Areas for Improvement

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

Archives of Suicide Research | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

To systematically review the quality of evidence regarding the effectiveness of supports for people affected by suicide. EMBASE, MEDLINE, and PsychINFO were searched for evaluations of community-based supports for people affected by suicide. Outcomes included suicide-related behavior, depression, grief, quality of life, caring ability, and qualitative experiences. Fifteen studies evaluated 15 supports of various modalities. Study quality was generally poor; most studies examined bereaved individuals with mixed findings. Few reduced suicide-related behavior, half improved depression, and grief, while studies of caring ability, quality of life, or qualitative experiences reported positive effe..

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Grants

Awarded by NHMRC Career Development Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

The literature search and initial evidence synthesis upon which this review was based formed part of a project funded by the Queensland Mental Health Commission. Jo Robinson is supported by a NHMRC Career Development Fellowship (APP1142348). Sarah Hetrick is supported by an Auckland Medical Research Foundation Douglas Goodfellow Repatriation Fellowship.