Journal article

The impact of transitions from employment to retirement on suicidal behaviour among older aged Australians

Andrew Page, Sandro Sperandei, Matthew J Spittal, Allison Milner, Jane Pirkis

Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology | SPRINGER HEIDELBERG | Published : 2020


PURPOSE: Transition from employment to retirement may be detrimental to mental health, and associated with suicidal behaviour. This study investigated the association between employment and retirement status and suicidal behaviour among older aged Australians. METHODS: This study was based on the '45 and Up Study', a large prospective cohort study of participants from New South Wales (Australia) aged 45 years and older (N = 267,153), followed up over the period 2006-2018. The risk of attempted suicide and suicide was compared between categories of employment and retirement status in a series of recurrent event survival analysis models adjusting for identified time variant and invariant confo..

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Awarded by National Health & Medical Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by beyondblue and the National Health & Medical Research Council [APP1150655].