Preventing youth suicide


This conference examines the issues associated with preventing youth suicide. Trends in various states are discussed, risk factors are identified, and several innovative programs aimed at preventing youth suicide are described. The roles of the police, school teachers, counsellors, psychiatrists, nurses, custodial officers and the family in assessing and assisting young people are also canvassed.

Proceedings of a conference held 24-26 July 1990


  • Unlived lives: trends in youth suicide
    Riaz Hassan
  • Youth suicide in New South Wales: urban-rural trends 1964-88
    Michael Dudley, Brent Waters, Norm Kelk and John Howard
  • Trends in youth suicide in Tasmania: a comparison between youth and other suicide
    Janet Haines, Elaine Hart, Chris Williams, John Davidson and Walter Slaghuis
  • The prediction of suicide
    Robert Goldney
  • An approach to the issue of youth suicide and attempted suicide in Western Australia
    Bret Hart
  • Completed suicide in Western Australian youth: a study of 96 cases aged 15-24 years
    Sven Silburn, Stephen Zubrick and Linda Hayward
  • Youth suicide prevention: a school personnel training approach
    Christopher Gostelow
  • Swept under the carpet: a community initiative to youth mental health
    Barry Taylor
  • Postvention in adolescent suicide
    Graham Martin
  • Suicide prevention at one school
    Suzane Fabian
  • Clinical work with suicidal young people
    George Halasz
  • Fast cars don't kill me: marginalised young people, HIV and suicide
    David Leary
  • One community, one grief: aspects of Aboriginal destructive and self-destructive behaviours, their 'prevention' and 'causality'
    Graham Brice, A.J. Radford, R.D. Harris, Muriel Van Der Byl, Maureen Neeson and H. Monten
  • Suicide: the coroner as catalyst
    Hal Hallenstein
  • Issues of suicide prevention: 'you cannot counsel the dead'
    Chris Cantor
  • Adolescents in custody: implications for suicide prevention
    Robert Kosky
  • Training the police to handle suicide
    Milton Kelly
  • The crushing of hope?: youth death in detention centres and adult custody
    John Howard
  • CSV initiatives in response to recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody
    Bill Frost
  • Enlistment procedures and initial training program: Kapooka Army Base
    Linda Campbell and Alan Smith
  • Exercise Enigma
    John Stafford and Mark Kearns
  • A community based, multi-disciplinary approach to suicide prevention
    Carol Vleeskens
  • The 'Protective Behaviours' program
    Vicki Fraser
  • Big Sister/Big Brother program
    Alexandra Elrick
  • Suicide: a crisis for the whole family; should suicide survivors be managed differently?
    Pierre Baume
  • The role of the 'Bereaved Through Suicide Support Group' in the care of the bereaved
    Sheila Clark