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dc.contributor.convenorProf Diego De Leo and Dr Michael Dudleyen_US
dc.contributor.authorMilner, Allisonen_US
dc.contributor.authorDe Leo, Diegoen_US
dc.contributor.authorSveticic, Jernejaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T11:24:06Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T11:24:06Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.date.modified2012-02-10T03:52:40Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/37268
dc.description.abstractAround the world, a substantial proportion of car-crashes are recognised as 'hidden' suicides. A possible explanation for why some suicide victims choose this method is that it can be used to mask their suicidal intent. Consequently, one of problems with car-suicides is that cases can be easily mistaken as accidents. This presentation seeks to progress understandings of those who used a car to suicide, by drawing on information from over 40 confirmed cases. Data for the project is derived from the Queensland Suicide Register, which contains information from Psychological Autopsies with next-of-kin, as well as police, toxicology and post-mortem reports. Analysis focused on life circumstances and events preceding the death, physical and mental illnesses, past suicidality, and indication of suicide 'intent' (e.g., suicide notes or statements). Results showed that a large proportion of car suicides experienced a number of life events immediately prior to the death, including relationship conflict, legal or criminal issues, and financial problems. A substantial number of suicide cases also reported current or past treatment for mental illness. These exploratory results indicate the need to improve the recording systems of car suicides. A checklist, or 'grid', of risk factors for police and ambulance officers is proposed as one method through which the identification and recording of car-suicides can be improved.en_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
dc.format.extent18085 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherInternational Association for Suicide Preventionen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.iasp.info/congresses.phpen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencename4th Asia Pacific Regional Conference of the International Association for Suicide Preventionen_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitle4th Asia Pacific Regional Conference of the International Association for Suicide Preventionen_US
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2010-12-17en_US
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2010-12-20en_US
dc.relation.ispartoflocationBrisbaneen_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMental Healthen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111714en_US
dc.titleMotor vehicle suicide: Information from confirmed cases, Queensland, 1990 to 2007en_US
dc.typeConference outputen_US
dc.type.descriptionE3 - Conference Publications (Extract Paper)en_US
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publicationsen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health, Australian Institute for Suicide Research & Preventionen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright remains with the authors 2010. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. For information about this conference please refer to the conference's website or contact the authors].en_US
gro.date.issued2010
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