Journal article

The Impact of the "Pause. Call. Be Heard" Campaign on Help-Seeking and Suicidal Behaviors Within Rail Environment in Victoria, Australia

Lay San Too, Anna Ross, Jane Pirkis, Nicola Reavley, Lennart Reifels

SUICIDE AND LIFE-THREATENING BEHAVIOR | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of the "Pause. Call. Be Heard" campaign on help-seeking and suicidal behaviors within rail environment in Victoria, Australia. METHODS: An anonymous online survey was conducted to measure noticeability of and engagement with the campaign and help-seeking intentions and behaviors among rail commuters at 10 rail stations. We generated descriptive statistics to report these data and used logistic regression models to examine the association between campaign-related factors and help-seeking. Changes in Lifeline crisis calls and rail suicide behaviors from precampaign to campaign periods were examined using proportion tests. RESULTS: About 25% of rail commuters not..

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Funding Acknowledgements

We would like to thank Lifeline Australia, Metro Trains Melbourne, and V/Line for providing us with the required data. We would also like to thank our interviewers for collecting the survey data and Victorian train commuters who generously gave their time in providing feedback and responding to the survey. This study was funded by TrackSAFE Foundation.