Prevention and early intervention strategies have long been identified as critical to improving our nation’s health. Yet funding has traditionally been channelled into tertiary treatment services.
This article reviews relevant data collated as a result of young people attending headspace services and identifies the at risk cognitions that can signal the need for a primary intervention strategy.
If we are serious about reducing young peoples’ suicidal behaviour, a stated major public health goal, strategies and systems are required to identify, respond to and better support young people demonstrating suicidal ideation prior to the onset of entrenched severe disorders.
An abstract of the article is attached with details on how to access the complete article.
The article is attached and will prompt you to think:
"What damage could the words I use be doing and how can I improve ?"
This Blog is co-authored by members of the Lifeboat team, supported by the latest research and news in suicide prevention, policy and strategy.