Methods and consequences of suicide attempts among Australian students

Schweitzer, Robert, McLean, John, Cvetkovich, Lidija, & Rose, Dennis (2000) Methods and consequences of suicide attempts among Australian students. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 34(1), pp. 170-172.

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Schweitzer et al. previously published a paper in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry which provided prevalence rates on suicidal ideation and behaviour among university students [1]. We wish to provide an update on extensions of our previously published work.

In our previous publication we indicated the relatively high percentage of students who reported suicide-related behaviour over the past 12 months (6.6%). This figure is very similar to a more recent study undertaken in the UK where 6% of student respondents reported suicide attempts [2]. As a follow up, we investigated this finding further in studies undertaken in 1994 and 1997 by asking fresh samples of University of Queensland first-year undergraduates who responded positively to the question ‘I have made attempts to kill myself’ (in the past year), to provide additional data relating to the methods employed in their suicide attempts and the consequences following their suicide attempt in terms of level of injury and medical care received...

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ID Code: 64928
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: suicide, method, students, consequences, prevalence
DOI: 10.1080/000486700375
ISSN: 0004-8674
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Health Clinical and Counselling Psychology (170106)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Deposited On: 02 Dec 2013 00:48
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2013 00:48

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