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dc.contributor.authorBarker, Emma
dc.contributor.authorO'Gorman, John
dc.contributor.authorDe Leo, Diego
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:04:18Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:04:18Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.issn1039-8562
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1039856213519293
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/64867
dc.description.abstractObjective: To examine the frequency of suicides on holidays and special days of the year, specifically in Queensland, Australia. Methods: We analysed data from the Queensland Suicide Register between 1990 and 2009. The days examined were: Easter, Christmas, New Year, Valentine's Day and Anzac Day. We compared suicide cases on these days with the average counts for periods before and after the days. Results: There was a statistically significant increase in suicides on Christmas Eve and on New Year's Day. Our results are discussed in light of trends reported in the literature. Conclusion: The beginning and end of the festive season are times when special attention is warranted for those with a heightened risk of suicide.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSage
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto5
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralasian Psychiatry
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBiomedical and clinical sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMental health services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHealth sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode32
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode420313
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode52
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode42
dc.titleSuicide around public holidays
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Health, Australian Institute for Suicide Research & Prevention
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorDe Leo, Diego
gro.griffith.authorO'Gorman, John G.


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