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Published on Jul 9, 2019
Bettina Arndt talks to rural expert Mary O'Brien about distorted government policies denying suicide is mainly a male problem linked to relationship breakdown.
Bettina writes for the Australian Financial review about why is our government whitewashing the truth about why men kill themselves – denying men are overwhelming the main victims. Click to read: https://bettina.social/30tvwKt
Research showing causes of male suicide: - Potts, B et al 2016, ‘Suicide in Queensland, 2011–2013: Mortality Rates and Related Data’, Australian Institute of Suicide Research and Prevention, Brisbane.
The Potts article also shows male suicide is not usually related to mental health issues. The following articles shows this applies particularly to farmers and older men: - Kunde, L et al 2017, ‘Pathways to Suicide in Australian Farmers: A Life Chart Analysis’, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. - Almeida, OP et al 2016, ‘Suicide in older men: The health in men cohort study (HIMS)’, Preventive Medicine.
The National Suicide Prevention Implementation Plan spelling out how Australia's health ministries across federal, state and territory governments will tackle suicide over the next 5 years – which is gender neutral and doesn't focus on men. https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/mental...