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Situational Approach to Suicide Prevention MHIRC - Issue 21

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.


1. COVID-19 and Mental Health CSI Response October 2020

2. Adverse Life Events and Suicide 
Editorial comment: There is a major discrepancy with the ABS data

3. Personal wellbeing and Covid 19 – The Mental Illness ideology out of control

4. Melbourne’s COVID-19 spike in antidepressant use may trigger suicides by children and adolescents

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