Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention

AISRAP partners with ‘lived experience’ advocates to boost suicide prevention

Support groups for people living in the shadow of suicide are beginning to grow around Australia and become more effective advocates. Advocates in the fields of health and social support often struggle in their early years to find a solid evidence base to guide their growth and programs. In the case of suicide prevention, this […]
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Masters of Suicidology graduate wins at Suicide Prevention Awards

Reducing the high rate of suicide within the construction industry has been the successful outcome for Griffith Masters of Suicidology graduate Jorgen Gullestrup.
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Architecture, construction and planning

Griffith makes Australian top 10 on research publication rankings

Griffith University is in the top ten of Australian institutions according to a new performance measure ranking universities on a range of published research criteria.
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Alumni

Suicidology graduate improving mental health in young people

Improving mental health support for young people who’ve suffered bereavement is the focus for Griffith University Masters of Suicidology graduate Karl Andriessen.
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Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention

Not supporting mental health in the workplace – a breach of human rights?

Discrimination against people with mental illness is commonly occurring in the workplace, with unlawful practices needing immediate attention as part of the campaign for suicide prevention.
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Running to raise awareness of suicide prevention

Even the seemingly most exuberant of us still have our dark days. Forty-five year old New Zealand born husband and father of two, Justin Geange is no stranger to depression.
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Griffith psychiatrist honoured with prestigious award

Providing the first community-based Post Traumatic Stress Disorder treatment for war veterans is just one of the achievements of Professor David Crompton, the latest recipient of the Margaret Tobin Award.
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Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention

Griffith grad raising mental health awareness in world of work and study

A passion for improving mental health in the workplace has been the fuel behind the successful career of Griffith University graduate Ingrid Ozols.
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Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention

Self harm on the increase in young people

Self harm amongst young Australians is on the increase, however more needs to be done to understand and address the problem.
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Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention

Conference targets chronic disease prevention

More than 300 exceptional biomedical scientists, clinical researchers, health professionals and research students are expected to attend the 12th Gold Coast Health and Medical Research Conference 2016, where translational research for the prevention of chronic disease will be the focus.
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Alumni

Alumnus provides tools for men’s mental health

A deep concern about high suicide rates within the construction industry led Griffith University alumnus Jorgen Gullestrup to start up the world’s only industry-based suicide prevention program. “Australian men often struggle to talk about their feelings, which makes them less likely to seek help for mental health issues,” Jorgen explains. “Every second day Australia loses […]
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Suicide factors studied for older Queenslanders

As men grow older the prevalence of suicide becomes more frequent while women in the same age range show no increase, new research from Griffith University has found.
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Using humour and laughter for mental health and wellbeing

A lightbulb moment after a show on a cruise ship four years ago was a career turning point for comedian Mark McConville. The Brisbane stand-up comic and now Griffith student was doing what he does best, making people laugh, when a woman from the audience told him after the show it was the first time […]
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Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention

Understanding suicide risk factors for farmers

A closer understanding of the personal risk factors around suicide in farmers is the outcome of new research from Griffith’s Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention (AISRAP).
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Sharing stories is important in suicide prevention

The importance of the lived experience in suicide prevention cannot be underestimated, says Allan Sparkes CV AV.
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Suicide awareness is close to home for Ryan

With national RUOK? Day and World Suicide Prevention Day looming, Griffith University engineering student Ryan McLeod is using family experience to help create greater awareness of an issue that affects everyone
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Suicide a leading cause of maternal death in developed countries

Suicide is one of the leading causes of maternal death in many developed countries. A Griffith professor has called for more research to be done to understand the causes and how these tragic deaths can be prevented.
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Out of the fire, into the light

Life isn’t always easy or fair, but there is always hope. Martina McGrath should know.
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