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Situational approach to suicide prevention amoung Australian males – The role of unemployment
Guntuku, S., Hall, N., Smith, A. (International Journal of Social Science Research)

Suicide in welfare support workers: a retrospective mortality study in Australia 2001–2016
Maheen, H., Dimov, S., Spittal, MJ., King, T. (BMJ Journals)

Surveillance of suicide deaths involving gases in Australia using the National Coronial Information System, 2006 to 2017
Burnett, A., Chen, N., McGillivray, L., Larsen, M., Torok, M.
(Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)

Suicide by young Australians, 2006-2015: a cross-sectional analysis of national coronial data
Robinson, J., McGorry, PD., Rajaram, G., Witt, K., Hill, NT. (National Library of Medicine)

Real-time suicide mortality data from police reports in Queensland, Australia, during the COVID-19 pandemic: an interrupted time-series analysis
Leske, S., Kolves, K., Crompton, D., Arensman, E (The Lancet)

Risk factors associated with suicide clusters in Australian youth: Identifying who is at risk and the mechanisms associated with cluster membership
Hill, NT., Spittal, MJ., Pirkis, J., Torok, M. Robinson, J. (EClinicalMedicine)

Suicide in Queensland: Annual report 2020
Leske, S., Adam, G., Schrader, I., Catakovi, A., Weir, B., Crompton, D.
(Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention, School of Applied Psychology, Griffith University)

Understanding the characteristics and mechanisms underlying suicide clusters in Australian youth: a comparison of cluster detection methods
Hill, NT.,Spittal, MJ., Too,LS.,  M.J. Spittal & Robinson, J. (Cambridge University Press)

Reporting of alcohol as a contributor to death in Australian national suicide statistics and its relationship to post‐mortem alcohol concentrations
Chitty, KM., Schumann, JL., Moran, LL., Chong, DG., Hurzeler, TP., & Buckley, NA. (Wiley Online Library)

Economic and epidemiological impact of youth suicide in countries with the highest human development index
Doran, CM., & Kinchin, I.  (PLOS ONE)

Acute alcohol use in Australian coronial suicide cases, 2010-2015
Chong, DG., Buckley, NA, Schumann, JL., & Chitty, KM.  (ScienceDirect)

Australian Suicide Prevention using Health-Linked Data (ASHLi): Protocol for a population-based case series study
Chitty, KM., Schumann, JL., Schaffer, A.  Cairns, R., Gonzaga, NJ., Raubenheimer, JE., Carter, G.,  Page, A., Pearson, SA & Buckley, NA.  (BMJ Journals)

Protocol for a stepped-wedge, cluster randomized controlled trial of the LifeSpan suicide prevention trial in four communities in New South Wales, Australia
Shand, F., Torok, M., Cockayne, N. et al. (BMC)

A drink before suicide: analysis of the Queensland Suicide Register in Australia
Kõlves K., Koo YW, de Leo D  (Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences)

A suicide prevention initiative at a jumping site: A mixed-methods evaluation
Kõlves K., Koo YW, de Leo D., Ross, V. (EClinicalMedicine)

Prevalence and Characteristics Associated with Chronic Noncancer Pain in Suicide Decedents: A National Study
Campbell, G., Darke, S.,  Degenhardt, L.,  Townsend, H.,  Carter, G.,  Draper, B., Farrell, M., Duflou, J., & Lappin, J.
(Wiley Online Library)

Data-informed targets for suicide prevention: a small-area analysis of high-risk suicide regions in Australia
Torok, M. Shand, F., Phillips, M., Meteoro, N., Martin, D. & Larsen, M. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology

Program Evaluation and Decision Analytic Modelling of Universal Suicide Prevention Training (safeTALK) in Secondary Schools
Kinchin, I., Russell, A., Petrie, D., Mifsud, A., Manning, L. & Doran, C. Applied Health Economics and Health Policy

Are young female suicides increasing? A comparison of sex-specific rates and characteristics of youth suicides in Australia over 2004–2014
Nina Stefanac, Sarah Hetrick, Carol Hulbert, Matthew J. Spittal, Katrina Witt and Jo Robinson.

Acute Alcohol Co-Ingestion and Hospital-Treated Deliberate Self-Poisoning: Is There an Effect on Subsequent Self-Harm?
Borruso, L. D., Buckley, N. A., Kirby, K. A., Carter, G., Pilgrim, J. L. and Chitty, K. M. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior

Completed suicide among methamphetamine users: A national study
Darke, S., Kaye, S., Duflou, J. & Lappid, J. Suicide Life Threatening Behaviour

Men’s work, women’s work and suicide: a retrospective mortality study in Australia
Milner, A. & King, T. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health

National suicide monitoring of serving and ex-serving Australian Defence Force personnel: 2018 update
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

The cost of youth suicide in Australia
Kinchin, I. & Doran, C. M. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

Access to means of suicide, occupation and the risk of suicide: a national study over 12 years of coronial data
Milner, A., Witt, K., Maheen, H., & LaMontagne, A. D. BMC Psychiatry

Are we underestimating the suicide rate of middle and older-aged Indigenous Australians? An interaction between ‘unknown’ Indigenous status and age.
Armstrong, G., Spittal, M. J. & Jorm, F. A. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health

Choice of suicide method: Trends and characteristics
Kolves, K., McDonough, M., Crompton, D., & de Leo, D. Psychiatry Research

Cluster Suicides Among Unemployed Persons in Australia Over the Period 2001-2013
Milner, A., San Too, L., & Spittal, M. J. Social Indicators Research

Differences in local and national database recordings of deaths from suicide
Austin, A. E., van den Heuvel, C., & Byard, R. W. Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology

Exploring coronial determination of intent for poisoning-related deaths in Australia, 2001-2013
Churruca, K., & Mitchell, R. BMC Public Health

Implementation and evaluation of the Victorian Suicide Register
Sutherland, G., Milner, A., Dwyer, J., Bugeja, L., Woodward, A., Robinson, J. & Pirkis, J. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health

Male suicide among construction workers in Australia: a qualitative analysis of the major stressors precipitating death
Milner, A., Maheen, H., Currier, D., & La Montagne, A. D. BMC Public Health

Spatial clustering of fatal, and non-fatal, suicide in New South Wales, Australia: implications for evidence-based prevention
Torok, M., Konings, P., Batterham, P. J., & Christensen, H. BMC Psychiatry

Suicide among emergency and protective service workers: A retrospective mortality study in Australia, 2001 to 2012
Milner, A., Witt, K., Maheen, H. & Lamontagne, A. D. Work

Suicide in older adults: Differences between the young-old, middle-old, and oldest old
Koo, Y., Kolves, K., & De Leo, D. International Psychogeriatrics

Suicide in Physicians and Veterinarians: Risk Factors and Theories
Fink-Miller, E. L., & Nestler, L. M. Current Opinion in Psychology

Suicide prevention in mental health services: A qualitative analysis of coroners’ reports
Manuel, J., Crowe, M., Inder, M., & Henaghan, M. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing

The Economic Cost of Suicide and Non-Fatal Suicide Behavior in the Australian Workforce and the Potential Impact of a Workplace Suicide Prevention Strategy
Kinchin, I., & Doran, C. M. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

Understanding the true economic impact of self-harming behaviour
Kinchin, I., Doran, C. M., Hall, W. D., & Meurk, C. Psychiatry

Assuming vulnerability: Ethical considerations in a multiple-case study with older suicide attempters
Deuter, K., & Jaworski, K. Research Ethics

Geographic Variation in Suicide Rates in Australian Farmers: Why is the Problem More Frequent in Queensland than in New South Wales?
Arnautovska, U., McPhedran, S., Kelly, B., Reddy, P., & De Leo, D. Death Studies

Increases in anaphylaxis fatalities in Australia 1997 to 2013
Mullins, R., Wainstein, B., Barnes, E., Liew, W., & Campbell, D. Clinical and Experimental Allergy

Individual and community factors for railway suicide: a matched case-control study in Victoria, Australia
Too, L., Spittal, M., Bugeja, L., McClure, R., & Milner, A. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology

Interaction effects among multiple job demands: An examination of healthcare workers across different contexts
Jimmieson, N.L., Tucker, M. & Walsh, A. Anxiety, Stress & Coping- An International Journal

Male suicide among construction workers in Australia: a qualitative analysis of the major stressors precipitating death
Milner, Allison, Maheen, Humaira, Currier, Dianne and LaMontagne, Anthony D. BMC Public Health

Managing suicide risk for fly-in fly out resource industry employees
Vojnovic, P. J Health Safety Environment

Railway suicide clusters: How common are they and what predicts them?
San Too, L., Pirkis, J., Milner, A., Bugeja, L., & Spittal, M. J. Injury Prevention

Solutions That Work: What The Evidence And Our People Tell Us
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Evaluation Project. University of Western Australia.

Spatial suicide clusters in Australia between 2010 and 2012: A comparison of cluster and non-cluster among young people and adults
Robinson, J., Too, L. S., Pirkis, J. and Spittal, M. J. BMC Psychiatry

Suicide among stalkers
McEwan, T., Mullen, P., & MacKenzie, R. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology

Suicide by health professionals: a retrospective mortality study in Australia 2001-2012
Milner, AJ., Maheen, H., Bismark, MM., & Spittal, M. Medical Journal of Australia

Suicide in the Construction Industry (PDF)
Milner, A. Deakin University for MATES in Construction.

The Economic Cost of Suicide and Non-fatal Suicidal Behaviour in the Australian Construction Industry
Doran, C. M., Ling, R., Milner, A., & Kinchin, I. International Journal of Mental Health & Psychiatry

Varying impact of co-morbid conditions on self-harm resulting in mortality in Australia
Churruca, K., Draper, B., Mitchell, R. Health Information Management Journal

An Investigation of neighborhood-level social, economic and physical factors for railway suicide in Victoria, Australia
Too, L.S., Spittal, M.J., Bugeja, L., Milner, A., Stevenson, M. & McClure, R. Journal of Affective Disorders

Child, Adolescent and Young Adult Suicides: A Comparison Based on the Queensland Suicide Registry
Kolves, K., & De Leo, D. Journal of Child and Adolescent Behaviour

Differences in characteristics between suicide cases of farm managers compared to those of farm labourers in Queensland, Australia
Arnautovska, U., McPhedran, S. & De, Leo, D. Rural and Remote Health

Medical Examiner and coroner reports: uses and limitations in epidemiology and prevention of late-life suicide
Cheung, G., Merry, S., & Sundaram, F. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry

Self-harm and help-seeking among Aboriginal and Torres Strait children and young people
Mitchell, M. & Gooda, M. Indigenous Law Bulletin

Suicide among male road and rail drivers in Australia over the period 2001 to 2010: A retrospective mortality study
Milner, A., Page K. & Lamontagne, A.D. Road & Transport Research

Social connections and suicidal behaviour in young Australian adults: Evidence from a case-control study of persons aged 18-34 years in NSW, Australia
Milner, A., Page, A., Morrell, S., Hobbs, C., Carter, G., Dudley, M., Duflou, J., & Taylor, R.

Suicide in veterinarians and veterinary nurses in Australia: 2001-2012
Milner, A. J., Niven, H., Page, K., & LaMontagne, A. D. Australian Veterinary Journal

Ten Years of suicide mortality in Australia: Socio-economic and psychiatric factors in Queensland
Kolves, K., Potts, B., & De Leo, D. Forensic and Legal Medicine

The Impact of a Suicide Prevention Strategy on Reducing the Economic Cost of Suicide in the New South Wales Construction Industry
Doran, C., Ling, R., Gullestrup, J., Wannell, S., & Milner, A. The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention

Economically inactive, unemployed and employed suicides in Australia by age and sex over a ten-year period: what was the impact of the 2007 global economic recession?
Milner, A., Morrell, S. & Lamontagne, A.D. International Journal of Epidemiology

Occupational skill level differences in suicide mortality: Changes over time in relation to the Global Financial Crisis in Australia
Milner, A., Niven, H. & Lamontagne, A.D. Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Predictors of suicides occurring within suicide clusters in Australia, 2004-2008. Social Science and Medicine.
Derek Cheung, Y. T., Spittal, M. J., Williamson, M. K., Tung, S. J. and Pirkis, J.

Suicide and hospitalised self-harm in Australia: trends and analysis
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Injury research and statistics series no. 93

Suicide by occupational skill level in the Australian construction industry: Data from a national register of deaths over the period 2001 to 2010
Milner A., Niven H. & Lamontagne A.D. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health

Suicide in veterinarians and veterinary nurses in Australia: 2001 to 2012
Milner, A., Page K., Niven, H. & Lamontagne, A.D. Australian Veterinary Journal

The concept of ‘intent’ within Australian coronial data: factors affecting the National Coronial Information System’s classification of mortality attributable to intentional self-harm
Dodds, L., Robinson, K. M., Daking, L. and Paul, L. Health Information Management Journal

Application of Scan Statistics to Detect Suicide Clusters in Australia
Cheung, Y. T. D.,  Spittal, M. J.,  Williamson, M. K.,  Tung, S. J.,  Pirkis, J. PLoS ONE

Lexical analysis of coronial suicide reports: a useful foundation for theory building
Kuipers, P., Appleton, J. & Pridmore, S. Advances in Mental Health

The ‘Operationalized Predicaments of Suicide’ (OPS) applied to Northern Territory coroners’ reports
Pridmore, S., Kuipers, P. and Appleton, J. Asian Journal of Psychiatry

Which Suicides Are Reported in the media – and what makes them “Newsworthy”?
Machlin, A., Pirkis, J. and Spittal, M. J. Crisis