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Year 2017
Author(s) Bishop.L, Ransom,A., Laverty,M., & Gale,L.
Topic(s) Evidence Based Programs and Research |
Resource Type Report
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Abstract

This new research reveals remote Australians die on average from suicide at twice the rate of city people, yet are only able to access mental health services at a fifth of the rate of city people. It also identifies farmers and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identifies people as among the most at risk of suicide.

The research shows there is no difference in common mental health risk factors of family history, stressful events, substance use, and health problems between city and bush, country residents risk exacerbated mental illness because of insufficient early intervention and prevention services.