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dc.contributor.authorMilner, Allison
dc.contributor.authorDe Leo, Diego
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:47:33Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:47:33Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.date.modified2011-06-06T06:01:01Z
dc.identifier.issn0022-3018
dc.identifier.doi10.1097/NMD.0b013e3181e07905
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.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherLippincott Williams & Wilkins
dc.publisher.placeUnited States
dc.publisher.urihttps://journals.lww.com/jonmd/Fulltext/2010/06000/Who_Seeks_Treatment_Where__Suicidal_Behaviors_and.5.aspx
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom412
dc.relation.ispartofpageto419
dc.relation.ispartofissue6
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Nervous and Mental Disease
dc.relation.ispartofvolume198
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical sciences not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCognitive and computational psychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode3202
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode320299
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode5204
dc.titleWho Seeks Treatment Where? Suicidal Behaviors and Health Care: Evidence From a Community Survey
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Health, Australian Institute for Suicide Research & Prevention
gro.rights.copyright© 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.
gro.date.issued2010
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
gro.griffith.authorDe Leo, Diego
gro.griffith.authorMilner, Allison J.


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