Journal article

Suicide and suicidality in contemporary serving and ex-serving Australian Defence Force personnel

Nicole Sadler, Miranda Van Hooff, Richard A Bryant, Ellie Lawrence-Wood, Jenelle Baur, Alexander McFarlane

AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The risk of suicide in contemporary serving and ex-serving Australian Defence Force personnel is an area of significant concern, driving government-directed inquiries, community campaigns and most recently, the establishment of a permanent National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention. This concern is mirrored in international militaries and despite investment in prevention programmes, suicide is a leading cause of death in military populations. This review seeks to summarise recent findings from Australian research regarding the magnitude and factors associated with suicide and suicidality in contemporary serving and ex-serving Australian Defence Force populati..

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The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship and/or publication of this article: This Work has been produced with the assistance of funding provided by the Department of Veterans' Affairs and the Department of Defence. However, the views expressed in this version of the Work do not necessarily represent the views of the Minister for Defence or the Minister for Veterans' Affairs or the Department of Defence or the Department of Veterans' Affairs. The Commonwealth does not give any warranty nor accept any liability in relation to the contents of this Work.