Journal article

Trends in suicide-related research in Australia

Marisa Schlichthorst, Lennart Reifels, Karolina Krysinska, Maria Ftanou, Anna Machlin, Jo Robinson, Jane Pirkis

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEMS | BMC | Published : 2020

Abstract

Background: Despite continuous research over the past 20 years in Australia there is still limited understanding of what works and what does not work in suicide prevention and where to invest research efforts that will help to expand this knowledge base. There is a recursive relationship between research activities, knowledge gain and the development of strategy and action plans as these in turn guide future decisions on research funding. In this context, the first step to continuous improvement in knowledge is to better understand where research has been invested in the past until now and where it has not. Methods: We conducted a study that collected data over two periods. The first data co..

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