Safety Planning, Crisis Response Planning and Coping Planning – What’s the evidence?

Article in Review: Stallman H. (2018). Coping Planning: A patient-centred and strengths-focused approach to suicide prevention training, Australasian Psychiatry, 26(2), 141-144, doi:10.1177/1039856217732471

Summary: An evaluation of the evidence regarding Safety Planning, Crisis Response Planning and Coping Planning. Critically, we note that clinicians should continue focusing on evidence based practice, which currently remains with Safety Planning and Crisis Response Planning, with Coping Planning an inferior intervention that remains untested in a clinical setting. 

Continue Reading

Achieving complete mental health after suicidality

Article in Review: Baiden, P. & Fuller-Thomson, E. (2016). Factors associated with achieving complete mental health among individuals with lifetime suicidal ideation. Suicide and Life Threatening Behaviour DOI: 10.1111/sltb.12230

Summary: This article considers the factors that may support a person “transitioning from experiencing suicidal ideation to complete mental health”. Considerations noted include; what is complete mental health and what would it mean for suicide prevention to identify such factors?

Continue Reading

My Euphoria Mourning

Summary: A personal reflection on the tragic loss of Chris Cornell, using the Integrated Motivational Volitional Model of suicidal behaviour (O’Connor, 2011) to explore music and lyrics expressing potential suicidality, of this incredible artist. 

Continue Reading

Suicide and the workplace

Summary: What is the evidence on suicide occurring in the workplace? What are the contributing factors. This article is a brief exploration of the current prevalence and experience, as relevant to Australia. 

Continue Reading

What is the role of social media in suicide related behaviour?

 Summary: Is social media a risk to the public? What are the major considerations? Is it all bad? This article explores the tensions between problems that have been identified in real time access to information versus real time support and interventions delivered through social media. Challenges that continue to emerge relate to legal responsibility and accountability for content posted on social media platforms. 

Continue Reading

Get in Touch

Fill in the form below to talk to us

Contact Us