Below you will find a selection of peer-reviewed and scholarly publications authored by staff at Everymind related to our work in mental health and suicide prevention.

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2024

Conducting mental health research with rural and regional older Australians: Reflections and recommendations

Wadsworth DP, Cash B, Tulloch K, Couper R, Robson K, Fitzpatrick S. Conducting mental health research with rural and regional older Australians: Reflections and recommendations. Aust J Rural Health. 2024;00:1-6. doi:10.1111/ajr.13165.

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A qualitative assessment of community needs and views about discussing suicide

Skehan J, Thornton L, Tynan R, Fitzpatrick S. A qualitative assessment of community needs and views about discussing suicide. Adv Ment Health. 2024:1-15. doi:10.1080/18387357.2024.2369133.

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Acquisition of key clinical communication skills through simulation-based education: findings from a program for postgraduate psychiatry trainees (ComPsych)

Ditton-Phare P, Sandhu H, Kelly B, et al. Acquisition of key clinical communication skills through simulation-based education: findings from a program for postgraduate psychiatry trainees (ComPsych). Discov Educ. 2024;3:53. doi:10.1007/s44217-024-00141-7.

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From the Brink of Survival to “Become the Person That They Want to Become”: Gender Minimization, Refugee Trauma, and Growth in Women From Afghanistan

Taheri M, Fitzpatrick S, McCormack L. From the brink of survival to “become the person that they want to become”: Gender minimization, refugee trauma, and growth in women from Afghanistan. Traumatology. Published online 2024. doi:10.1037/trm0000518.

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Mental Health Carers’ Support Experiences in Australia

Fitzgeraldson E, Cuenca J, Fitzpatrick S. Mental Health Carers’ Support Experiences in Australia: A Mixed Methods Study. Eur J Behav Sci. 2024;7(1):12-25. doi:10.33422/ejbs.v7i1.1196.

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Female-Specific Refugee Trauma Impacting Psychological Wellbeing Post-Settlement: A Scoping Review of Research

Taheri M, Harding N, Stettaford T, Fitzpatrick S, McCormack L. Female-Specific Refugee Trauma Impacting Psychological Wellbeing Post-Settlement: A Scoping Review of Research. J Loss Trauma. 2024:1-30. doi:10.1080/15325024.2024.2325077.

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Refugee Oppression in Media and Politics: Vicarious Trauma, Burnout, and Opportunities to Thrive in Refugee Advocates

Harding N, Fitzpatrick S, McCormack L. Refugee oppression in media and politics: Vicarious trauma, burnout, and opportunities to thrive in refugee advocates. Traumatology. Published online 2024. doi:10.1037/trm0000511.

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Evaluating an online support program for carers of a person with depressive or anxiety symptoms: feasibility, acceptability, efficacy and impact

Fitzgeraldson (Saw), University of Newcastle. Evaluating an online support program for carers of a person with depressive or anxiety symptoms: feasibility, acceptability, efficacy, and impact [thesis]. 2023. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.13/1500095.

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Evaluating a targeted support program for mental health carers: a randomised controlled trial

Fitzgeraldson E, Fitzpatrick S, Dizon J, Kay-Lambkin F. Evaluating a targeted support program for mental health carers: a randomised controlled trial. Adv Ment Health. Published online March 11, 2024. doi:10.1080/18387357.2024.2324103.

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2023

Enhancing effective healthcare communication in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand: Considerations for research, teaching, policy and practice

White SJ, Condon B, Ditton-Phare P, Dodd N, Gilroy J, Hersh D, et al. Enhancing effective healthcare communication in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand: Considerations for research, teaching, policy, and practice. PEC Innov. 2023 Sep 26;3:100221. doi: 10.1016/j.pecinn.2023.100221.

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Trauma and posttraumatic growth in women refugees: A bibliometric analysis of research output over time

Taheri M, Harding N, Fitzpatrick S, McCormack L. Trauma and posttraumatic growth in women refugees: A bibliometric analysis of research output over time. Traumatology. 2024;30(2):143-152. doi:10.1037/trm0000410.

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Research translation and impact of a program of work to support carers of a person with depressive or anxiety symptoms

Fitzgeraldson E, Reeves P, Kay-Lambkin F, Dolja-Gore X, Hamilton F, Fitzpatrick S. Research Translation and Impact of a Program of Work to Support Carers of a Person with Depressive or Anxiety Symptoms. J. Adv. Res. Soc. Sci. 2023 Dec 5; 6(4):30-52. Available from: https://dpublication.com/journal/JARSS/article/view/1151

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Evidence Brief Enabler 1: Governance and collaboration across governments and portfolios

Skehan J, Benson M, Broadbent E, Cuenca J, Bassilios B, Reifels L, Kenny B, Clapperton A, Krysinska K, Andriessen K, Reavley N, Robinson J, Currier D. Enabler 1: Governance and collaboration across governments and portfolios. University of Melbourne. 2023 13 September.

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Evidence Brief Enabler 2: Embedding lived experience decision-making and leadership

Krysinska K, Bassilios B, Reifels L, Kenny B, Clapperton A, Skehan J, Andriessen K, Newton D, Ross A, Reavley N, Robinson J, Currier D. Evidence Brief Enabler 2: Embedding lived experience decision-making and leadership. University of Melbourne. 2023 30 May.

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Evidence Brief Enabler 3: Data, research, and evaluation

Clapperton A, Bassilios B, Reifels L, Kenny B, Skehan J, Krysinska K, Andriessen K, Newton D, Ross A, Reavley A, Robinson J, Currier D. Evidence Brief Enabler 3: Data, Research, and Evaluation. University of Melbourne. 2023 30 May.

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Evidence Brief Enabler 4: Workforce and community capability

Reifels L, Bassilios B, Kenny B, Clapperton A, Skehan J, Krysinska K, Andriessen K, Newton D, Ross A, Reavley N, Robinson J, Currier D. Evidence Brief Enabler 4: Workforce and community capability. University of Melbourne. 2023 30 May.

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Evidence Brief Focus Area 1: Enhancing wellbeing as a protective factor for suicide

Kenny B, Robinson J, Bassilios B, Reifels L, Clapperton A, Skehan J, Krysinska K, Andriessen K, Newton D, Ross A, Reavley N, Currier D. Evidence Brief Focus Area 1: Enhancing wellbeing as a protective factor for suicide. University of Melbourne. 2023 30 May.

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Evidence Brief Focus Area 2: Mitigating the impacts of known drivers of distress

Currier D, Reifels L, Kenny B, Clapperton A, Skehan J, Krysinska K, Andriessen K, Newton D, Ross A, Reavley A, Robinson J, Bassilios B. Evidence Brief Focus Area 2: Mitigating the impacts of known drivers of distress. University of Melbourne. 2023 31 August.

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Evidence Brief Focus Area 3: Empowering earlier intervention

Kenny B, Robinson J, Bassilios B, Reifels L, Clapperton A, Skehan J, Krysinska K, Andriessen K, Newton D, Ross A, Reavley N, Currier D. Evidence Brief Focus Area 3: Empowering earlier intervention. University of Melbourne. 2023 30 May.

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Evidence Brief Focus Area 4: Providing accessible, comprehensive and compassionate care

Bassilios B, Reifels L, Kenny B, Clapperton A, Skehan J, Krysinska K, Andriessen K, Newton D, Ross A, Reavley N, Robinson J, Currier D. Evidence Brief Focus Area 4: Providing accessible, comprehensive and compassionate care. University of Melbourne. 2023 30 May.

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Evidence Brief Focus Area 5: Supporting long-term wellbeing

Bassilios B, Andriessen K, Morgan A, Nicholas A, Machlin A, Reifels L, Kenny B, Clapperton A, Skehan J, Krysinska K, Newton D, Ross A, Reavley N, Robinson J, Currier D. Evidence Brief Focus Area 5: Supporting long-term wellbeing. University of Melbourne. 2023 30 May.

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Examining the quality of news media reporting of complex mental illness in relation to violent crime in Australia

Graham M, Morgan A, Paton E, Ross A. Examining the quality of news media reporting of complex mental illness in relation to violent crime in Australia. Int J Soc Psychiatry. 2023 Aug 29;00207640231194481.

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13 Reasons Why: An argument for caution in television portrayals of suicide

Paton E, Bodiam T. Mediated suicide and 13 Reasons Why: An argument for caution in television portrayals of suicide. In: Art of Dying. Palgrave Macmillan; 2023.

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Feasibility and Acceptability of a Novel Online Program for Mental Health Carers

Fitzgeraldson E, Triandafilidis Z, Franklin Y, Palazzi K, Kay-Lambkin F, Fitzpatrick S. Feasibility and acceptability of a novel online program for mental health carers. International Journal of Psychological Research. 2023;16(1):41–55.

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The Mental Health of Migrant Workers in the Australian Construction Sector: A Literature Review

Cuenca J, Ahmed I, McCormack L, Rubin M, Palaniappan K, Tang L and Licumba E. The Mental Health of Migrant Workers in the Australian Construction Sector: A Literature Review. Journal of Building Design & Environment [Internet]. 2023 Jul;2(1).

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Testing the Impact of the #chatsafe Intervention on Young People’s Ability to Communicate Safely About Suicide on Social Media: Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial

Robinson J, La Sala L, Cooper C, Spittal M, Rice S, Lamblin M, Brown E, Nolan H, Battersby-Coulter R, Rajaram G, Thorn P, Pirkis J, May-Finlay S, Silenzio V, Skehan J, Krysinska K, Bellairs-Walsh L. Testing the impact of the #chatsafe intervention on young people’s ability to communicate safely about suicide on social media: Protocol for a randomized controlled trial. JMIR Res Protoc. 2023;12:e44300.

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Media reporting on alcohol and other drugs in Australia and the Mindframe guidelines: Baseline data

Sunderland M, Kershaw S, Ward C, Bryant Z, Teesson L, Whittle R, Paton E, Charnley JL, Skehan J. Media reporting on alcohol and other drugs in Australia and the Mindframe guidelines: Baseline data. Drug Alcohol Rev. 2023.

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2022

Effect of Experiential Communication Skills Education on Graduate Medical Education Trainees’ Communication Behaviors: A Systematic Review

Bylund CL, Vasquez TS, Peterson EB, Ansell MM, Bylund KC, Ditton-Phare P, Hines A, Manna R, Singh Ospina N, Wells R, Rosenbaum ME. Effect of experiential communication skills education on graduate medical education trainees’ communication behaviors: a systematic review. Acad Med. 2022;97(12):1854-1866. doi:10.1097/ACM.0000000000004883.

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ComPsych communication skills training: Applicability of simulated patients in psychiatry communication skills training

Ditton-Phare P, Sandhu H, Kelly B, Loughland C. ComPsych communication skills training: Applicability of simulated patients in psychiatry communication skills training. Australas Psychiatry. 2022;30(4):552-555. doi:10.1177/10398562211067199.

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The impacts of gender-specific traumatic events on refugee women’s psychological wellbeing

Taheri M, Fitzpatrick S, McCormack L. The impacts of gender-specific traumatic events on refugee women’s psychological wellbeing: a scoping review protocol. Millenium J Educ Technol Health. 2022;2(18):75-82. doi:10.29352/mill0218.26621.

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Family day care educators’ ability to support children’s mental wellbeing and the impact of COVID-19

Triandafilidis Z, Old A, Hanstock T, Fitzpatrick S. Family day care educators’ ability to support children’s mental wellbeing and the impact of COVID-19. Journal of Early Childhood Research. 2022 Dec 1;20(4):510–23.

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Australian family day care educators’ experiences of supporting children’s mental health, and their own mental health and wellbeing

McGuffog R, Fitzgeraldson E, Lyford B, Triandafilidis Z, Fitzpatrick S, Hazel G. Australian family day care educators’ experiences of supporting children’s mental health, and their own mental health and wellbeing. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood. 2022 Jun 1;47(2):107–20.

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Supports and Interventions for Carers of a Person with Depressive or Anxiety Symptomology: A Systematic Review

Fitzgeraldson E, Kay-Lambkin F, Harding N, McNaughton KM, Triandafilidis Z, Heath J, et al. Supports and interventions for carers of a person with depressive or anxiety symptomology: A systematic review. Eur J Psychol. 2022 Nov;18(4):476–93.

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Preventing suicide in refugees and asylum seekers: a rapid literature review examining the role of suicide prevention training for health and support staff

Ingram J, Lyford B, McAtamney A, Fitzpatrick S. Preventing suicide in refugees and asylum seekers: A rapid literature review examining the role of suicide prevention training for health and support staff. Int J Ment Health Syst. 2022 May 14;16(1):24.

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Cost-effectiveness of media reporting guidelines for the prevention of suicide

Flego A, Reifels L, Mihalopoulos C, Bandara P, Page A, Fox T, et al. Cost-effectiveness of media reporting guidelines for the prevention of suicide. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2022 Oct;52(5):1048–57.

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The ripple effect silence and powerlessness: Hidden barriers to discussing suicide in Australian Aboriginal communities

Heard TR, McGill K, Skehan J, Rose B. The ripple effect, silence and powerlessness: Hidden barriers to discussing suicide in Australian Aboriginal communities. BMC Psychol. 2022 Feb 7;10(1):23.

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2021

Does ComPsych Communication Skills Training Alter Trainee Self-Efficacy?

Ditton-Phare P, Sandhu H, Kelly B, et al. Does ComPsych Communication Skills Training Alter Trainee Self-Efficacy? Acad Psychiatry. 2022;46:303-310. doi:10.1007/s40596-021-01517-9.

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Mental Health and Wellbeing Impacts of Societal Attitudes Towards Forcibly Displaced Young People

Harding N, McCormack L, Fitzpatrick S. Mental health and wellbeing impacts of societal attitudes towards forcibly displaced young people. Social Science Protocols. 2021 Jul 22;4:1–10.

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Prevention of mental and substance use disorders: Shaping priorities for research and implementation

Baker STE, Deady M, Birrell L, Ross K, Fitzpatrick S, Newton N, et al. Prevention of mental and substance use disorders: Shaping priorities for research and implementation. Mental Health & Prevention. 2021 Dec 1;24:200211.

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Communicating about suicide during a global pandemic: impact on journalists and media audiences

Wake A, Paton E, Pryor R. Communicating about suicide during a global pandemic: impact on journalists and media audiences. Media International Australia. 2021 Feb;178(1):47–53.

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Effectiveness of a Malaysian Media Intervention Workshop: Safe Reporting on Suicide.

Lim JTY, Cheng Q, Ng YP, Pheh KS, Panirselvam RR, Tay KW, et al. Effectiveness of a Malaysian media intervention workshop: safe reporting on suicide. Front Psychol. 2021;12:666027.

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2020

Calls to helplines in Australia following media reports of Robin Williams’ suicide

Pirkis J, Currier D, Too LS, Bryant M, Bartlett S, Sinyor M, et al. Calls to helplines in Australia following media reports of Robin Williams’ suicide. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2020 Dec;50(6):1115–20.

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Suicides in Australia following media reports of the death of Robin Williams

Pirkis J, Currier D, Too LS, Bryant M, Bartlett S, Sinyor M, et al. Suicides in Australia following media reports of the death of Robin Williams. Aust N Z J Psychiatry. 2020 Jan;54(1):99–104.

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The uptake of evidence-informed guidelines for reporting suicide into media codes of practice and policies in Australia

Skehan J, Paton E, Tynan R. The uptake of evidence-informed guidelines for reporting suicide into media codes of practice and policies in Australia. Health Promot J Austr. 2020 Sep;31(3):482–90.

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2019

Do Australian media apply recommendations when covering a suicide prevention campaign?

Thienel R, Bryant M, Hazel G, Skehan J, Tynan R. Do Australian media apply recommendations when covering a suicide prevention campaign? Journal of Public Mental Health. 2019 Jan 1;18(2):135–47.

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Information needs of people after a suicide attempt: A thematic analysis.

McGill K, Hackney S, Skehan J. Information needs of people after a suicide attempt: A thematic analysis. Patient Educ Couns. 2019 Jun;102(6):1119–24.

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2018

Crafting safe and effective suicide prevention media messages: Outcomes from a workshop in Australia

Ftanou M, Skehan J, Krysinska K, Bryant M, Spittal MJ, Pirkis J. Crafting safe and effective suicide prevention media messages: Outcomes from a workshop in Australia. Int J Ment Health Syst. 2018;12:23.

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The #chatsafe project. Developing guidelines to help young people communicate safely about suicide on social media: A Delphi study

Robinson J, Hill NTM, Thorn P, Battersby R, Teh Z, Reavley NJ, et al. The #chatsafe project. Developing guidelines to help young people communicate safely about suicide on social media: A Delphi study. PLoS One. 2018;13(11):e0206584.

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Feasibility and acceptability of strategies to address mental health and mental ill-health in the Australian coal mining industry

Tynan RJ, James C, Considine R, Skehan J, Gullestrup J, Lewin TJ, et al. Feasibility and acceptability of strategies to address mental health and mental ill-health in the Australian coal mining industry. Int J Ment Health Syst. 2018;12:66.

2017

Developing Social Media-Based Suicide Prevention Messages in Partnership With Young People: Exploratory Study.

Robinson J, Bailey E, Hetrick S, Paix S, O’Donnell M, Cox G, et al. Developing social media-based suicide prevention messages in partnership with young people: Exploratory study. JMIR Ment Health. 2017 Oct 4;4(4):e40.

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The contribution of individual social and work characteristics to employee mental health in a coal mining industry population

Considine R, Tynan R, James C, Wiggers J, Lewin T, Inder K, et al. The contribution of individual, social and work characteristics to employee mental health in a coal mining industry population. PLoS One. 2017;12(1):e0168445.

2016

Suicide and the media: The role of psychologists

Pirkis J, Skehan J. Suicide and the media: The role of psychologists. InPsych. 2016;38(1):16–7.

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The economic impact of psychological distress in the Australian coal mining industry

Ling R, Kelly B, Considine R, Tynan R, Searles A, Doran CM. The economic impact of psychological distress in the Australian coal mining industry. J Occup Environ Med. 2016 May;58(5):e171-176.

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Help-seeking for mental health problems by employees in the Australian mining industry

Tynan RJ, Considine R, Rich JL, Skehan J, Wiggers J, Lewin TJ, et al. Help-seeking for mental health problems by employees in the Australian Mining Industry. BMC Health Serv Res. 2016 Sep 21;16(1):498.

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Alcohol consumption in the Australian coal mining industry.

Tynan RJ, Considine R, Wiggers J, Lewin TJ, James C, Inder K, et al. Alcohol consumption in the Australian coal mining industry. Occup Environ Med. 2017 Mar;74(4):259–67.

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2014

Caring for someone with depression: Attitudes and clinical practices of Australian mental health workers.

Wirrell J, McGill K, Kelly PJ, Bowman J. Caring for someone with depression: Attitudes and clinical practices of australian mental health workers. Australian Psychologist. 2014;49:403–4011.

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2013

Suicide bereavement and the media: A qualitative study

Skehan J, Maple M, Fisher J, Sharrock G. Suicide bereavement and the media: A qualitative study. Advances in Mental Health. 2013 Jun 1;11(3):223–37.

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A review of factors associated with mental health in siblings of children with chronic illness.

Incledon E, Williams L, Hazell T, Heard TR, Flowers A, Hiscock H. A review of factors associated with mental health in siblings of children with chronic illness. J Child Health Care. 2015 Jun;19(2):182–94.

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2012

Reporting suicide: Interpreting media guidelines

Australian Journalism Review. 34(2): 45-56.

Reporting suicide: Interpreting media guidelines.

Machlin A, Skehan J, Sweet M, Wake A, Fletcher J, Spittal M, et al. Reporting suicide: Interpreting media guidelines. Australian Journalism Review. 2012 Jul;34(2):45–56.

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Communicating mental illness and suicide: Public relations students' perceptions of ethical practice

Fitch K. Communicating mental illness and suicide: Public relations students’ perceptions of ethical practice. Ethical Space: The International Journal of Communication Ethics. 2012;9(1):14–21.

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Mental illness in the news and information media: A critical review



Pirkis J, Francis C. Mental illness in the news and information media: A critical review. Hunter Institute of Mental Health; 2012.

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Empowering future practitioners: A curriculum approach to enhance 'response able' communication and mental health issues

Skehan J, Xavier R, Lowthe S. Empowering future practitioners: A curriculum approach to enhance ‘response able’ communication about mental health issues. Asia Pacific Public Relations Journal. 2012;13(2).

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2010

Suicide in the news: Informing strategies to improve the reporting of suicide

Pirkis J, Blood RW, Skehan J, Dare A. Suicide in the news: Informing strategies to improve the reporting of suicide. Health Communication. 2010 Aug 31;25(6–7):576–7.

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Suicide and the news and information media: A critical review

Suicide and the news and information media: A critical review. February.

Pirkis J, Blood W. Suicide and the news and information media: A critical review. Hunter Institute of Mental Health; 2010.

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2009

The Response Ability Project: Integrating the reporting of suicide and mental illness into journalism curricula

Skehan J, Burns LS, Hazell T. The response ability project: Integrating the reporting of suicide and mental illness into journalism curricula. Journalism & Mass Communication Educator. 2009 Jun 1;64(2):191–204.

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2008

Researching and reporting on suicide or mental illness: A student perspective

Romeo M, Green K, Skehan J, Visser A, Coan L, Hazell T. Researching and reporting on suicide or mental illness: A student perspective. Australian Journalism Review. 2008;30(1):123–30.

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2007

Keeping pace with current issues in reporting suicide and mental illness

Skehan J, Burns LS, Hazell T. Keeping pace with current issues in reporting suicide and mental illness. Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice. 2007;4(2):107–18.

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Mental health promotion and early intervention in early childhood and primary school settings: A review

Kay-Lambkin F, Kemp E, Stafford K, Hazell T. Mental health promotion and early intervention in early childhood and primary school settings: A review. The Journal of Student Wellbeing. 2007 Jun 27;1(1):31–56.

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2006

Reach, awareness and uptake of media guidelines for reporting suicide and mental illness: An Australian perspective

Skehan J, Greenhalgh S, Hazell T, Pirkis J. Reach, awareness and uptake of media guidelines for reporting suicide and mental illness: An Australian perspective. International Journal of Mental Health Promotion. 2006;8(4):29–35.

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Media Guidelines on the Reporting of Suicide.

Pirkis J, Blood RW, Beautrais A, Burgess P, Skehan J. Media guidelines on the reporting of suicide. Crisis. 2006;27(2):82–7.

Effectiveness of face-to-face briefings to promote uptake of resources and understanding of issues around reporting suicide and mental illness

Skehan J, Greenhalgh S, Hazell T. Effectiveness of face-to-face briefings to promote uptake of resources around reporting suicide and mental illness. Australian Journalism Review. 2006;28(2):187–200.

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2005

Reporting suicide and mental illness for Indigenous Australians

Australian Journalism Review. 27(2): 25-42.

Reporting suicide and mental illness for Indigenous Australians.

Skehan J, Garvey G, Scott P. Reporting suicide and mental illness for Indigenous Australians. Australian Journalism Review. 2006;27(2):25–42.

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2001

Are journalism educators ‘Response Able’?

Hazell T, Reardon L, Vincent K, Burns LS. Are journalism educators ‘response able’? Australian Journalism Review. 2001;23(2):105–17.

1999

A survey of suicide prevention curricula taught in Australian universities.

Hazell P, Hazell T, Waring T, Sly K. A survey of suicide prevention curricula taught in Australian universities. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. 1999 Apr;33(2):253–9.

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