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dc.contributor.authorMilner, Allisonen_US
dc.contributor.authorDe Leo, Diegoen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:47:33Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:47:33Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.date.modified2011-06-06T06:01:01Z
dc.identifier.issn00223018en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1097/NMD.0b013e3181e07905en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/35296
dc.description.abstractThe reason why some persons seek help following a suicide attempt while others do not is still insufficiently clarified. Using data from the World Health Organization/SUicide PREvention-Multisite Intervention Study on Suicidal Behavior community survey, this study tried to shed more light on this problem by investigating the type and number of treatments sought by suicide attempters in 2 major cities of Queensland, Australia. Compared with those who did not attend services (n = 142), help-seekers (n = 257) had significantly greater odds of overdosing with medications and communicating suicidal thoughts. They also had greater odds of reporting a history of psychological problems, previous attempts, and help-seeking behavior. Those who sought multiple services were more likely to be female and suffer also from physical illness. Non help-seekers were more frequently males, with no history of having previously sought help or communicated intent. They also appeared at greater risk of using more lethal methods (hanging) and less likely to express mental health concerns at the time of the attempt. These findings underline the need to further understand the relationship between lethality, suicide intent, and help-seeking behavior. Improving motivation to seek treatment after a suicide attempt could substantially impact on suicide prevention success efforts.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherLippincott Williams & Wilkinsen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.jonmd.comen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom412en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto419en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue6en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Nervous and Mental Diseaseen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume198en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Sciences not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode110399en_US
dc.titleWho Seeks Treatment Where? Suicidal Behaviors and Health Care: Evidence From a Community Surveyen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health, Australian Institute for Suicide Research & Preventionen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2010 LWW. This is a non-final version of an article published in final form in Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, Volume 198 - Issue 6 - pp 412-419. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal link for access to the definitive, published version.en_AU
gro.date.issued2010
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