Suicide Prevention, Teacher Education And Resiliency: Evidence For Schools-Based Interventions

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Authors: Steve Morgan, Jim Mienczakowki & Garry King, QLD

Year: 2004

Event: 2004 TheMHS Conference

Subject: education, self harm, suicide, young people, youth, Prevention; Recovery

Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers

ISBN: 0975765302

Abstract: Suicide prevention and self-harming behaviour remain parlous concerns within the Australian and broader international contexts. They are also complex phenomena. Such complexity eludes simple explanation and indeed simple solutions. On this basis, interventions (at all levels of society) are conceived in interconnected and strategic ways. Given the catastrophic impact of youth suicide particularly, there remains an intense global focus upon addressing suicide and self-harm, as an issue, within the educational sector. This paper seeks to discuss key issues – also incorporating a review of contemporary American practice.

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