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Situational Approach to Suicide Prevention MHIRC - Issue 12

The Situational Approach is being promoted by Mengage at MHIRC (WSU) and The Bulletin is published monthly.  Prepared by: Anthony Smith; Editor: Shravankumar Guntuku.

The Situational Approach - A new approach to suicide prevention: This approach acknowledges the predominant association of situational distress, rather than mental illness, with suicide (though in some cases the two are linked), and is principally informed by and responds to risk factors of a broad spectrum of difficult human experiences across the life span. This approach is also mindful of and wherever possible seeks to address: contextual, systemic, and socio-cultural risk and protective factors and determinants: the real world of individuals’ lived experience.

Contents of this issue:

WHO Report: Mental health, resilience and inequalities                                                                        
The impact of socioeconomic factors on mental health and the case for collective action              
The social determinants of mental health: an overview and call to action.                                      
Dying from Inequality – Samaritans Report UK 2017                                                                                   
In our Words – Launch of the Booklet of Stories from “The Shed in Mt. Druitt” on International Men’s Day

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