Thesis / Dissertation

Suicide clusters in Australian youth: A nationwide study of risk factors and cluster prevention

Nicole Theresa Marie Hill, Joanna Robinson (ed.)

Published : 2020

Abstract

Background: Young people have been shown to be two to three times more likely than adults to be involved in a suicide cluster. Yet, despite significant public health investment in the detection and prevention of suicide clusters, there is currently no gold-standard definition of what constitutes a suicide cluster, resulting in significant heterogeneity in way that suicide clusters are operationalised and detected. Further, few studies have examined how these differences influence our understanding of the characteristics, risk factors, and mechanisms underlying different suicide clusters. These gaps in evidence present a missed opportunity for the development of more precisely targeted inter..

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