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Situational Approach to Suicide Prevention MHIRC - Issue 20

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.


  • Men in Crisis – Are we helping or compounding their difficulties?
  • Mental Illness ideology
  • Consultation Paper for the National Preventive Health Strategy
  • Connect 2020 - A mental health and suicide prevention webinar series
  • Male Health Initiative – Evaluation Survey
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