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

If you are interested in learning more about any of the papers below, please contact us.

2022

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

The ripple effect, silence and powerlessness: hidden barriers to discussing suicide in Australian Aboriginal communities. BMC Psychology. 21 January 2022.

Todd R. Heard, Katherine McGill, Jaelea Skehan and Bronwyn Rose

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

Media guidelines for the responsible reporting of suicide are a recognized universal suicide prevention intervention. While implemented in nu- merous countries, including Australia, little is known about whether they are cost-effective. We aimed to determine the cost-effectiveness of Mindframe, the national initiative implementing media guidelines in Australia.

Anna Flego MPH, Lennart Reifels PhD, Cathrine Mihalopoulos PhD, Piumee Bandara MPH, Andrew Page PhD, Tina Fox MBA, Jaelea Skehan PhD, Nicole T. M. Hill PhD, Karolina Krysinska PhD, Karl Andriessen PhD, Marisa Schlichthorst PhD, Jane Pirkis PhD, Long Khanh-Dao Le PhD

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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

Refugees and asylum seekers are exposed to a unique set of circumstances and experiences that are associated with an increased suicide risk. Suicide prevention training has been recognised as a central component supporting a comprehensive approach to suicide prevention.

Jessica Ingram, Bronte Lyford, Amanda McAtamney and Sally Fitzpatrick

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2021

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

Frontiers in Psychology 12.

Jane Tze Yn Lim, Qijin Cheng, Yin Ping Ng, Kai Shuen Pheh, Ravivarma Rao Panirselvam, Kok Wai Tay, Joanne Bee Yin Lim, Wen Li Chan, Amer Siddiq Amer Nordin, Hazli Zakaria, Sara Bartlett, Jaelea Skehan, Ying-Yeh Chen, Paul Siu Fai Yip, Shamsul Azhar Shah and Lai Fong Chan

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2020

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

Health Promotion Journal of Australia. 31: 482– 490.

Jaelea Skehan, Elizabeth Paton and Ross Tynan

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2019

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

Patient Education and Counseling. January.

Katie McGill, Sue Hackney and Jaelea Skehan

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2018

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

Feasibility and acceptability of strategies to address mental health and mental ill-health in the Australian coal mining industry. International Journal of Mental Health Systems. 12. November.

Ross J Tynan, Carole James, Robyn Considine, Jaelea Skehan, Jorgen Gullestrup, Terry J Lewin, John Wiggers and Brian J Kelly

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

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

Jo Robinson, Nicole T. M. Hill, Pinar Thorn, Rikki Battersby, Zoe Teh, Nicola J. Reavley, Jane Pirkis, Michelle Lamblin, Simon Rice and Jaelea Skehan

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

Crafting safe and effective suicide prevention media messages: outcomes from a workshop in Australia. International Journal of Mental Health Systems. 12: 23.

Maria Ftanou, Jaelea Skehan, Karolina Krysinska, Marc Bryant, Matthew J. Spittal and Jane Pirkis

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2017

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

The contribution of individual, social and work characteristics to employee mental health in a coal mining industry population. PLoS ONE. January.

Robyn Considine, Ross Tynan, Carole James, John Wiggers, Terry Lewin, Kerry Inder, David Perkins, Tonelle Handley and Brian Kelly

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

JMIR Mental Health. October.

Jo Robinson, Eleanor Bailey, Sarah Hetrick, Steve Paix, Matt O'Donnell, Georgina Cox, Maria Ftanou, Jaelea Skehan

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2016

Alcohol consumption in the Australian coal mining industry.

Occupational and Environmental Medicine. October.

Ross J Tynan, Robyn Considine, John Wiggers, Terry J Lewin, Carole James, Kerry Inder, Frances Kay-Lambkin, Amanda L Baker, Jaelea Skehan, David Perkins and Brian J Kelly

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

Help-seeking for mental health problems by employees in the Australian mining industry. BMC Health Services Research. September.

Ross J Tynan, Robyn Considine, Jane L Rich, Jaelea Skehan, John Wiggers, Terry J Lewin, Carole James, Kerry Inder, Amanda L Baker, Frances Kay-Lambkin, David Perkins and Brian J Kelly

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

The economic impact of psychological distress in the Australian coal mining industry. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. May.

Rod Ling, Brian Kelly, Robyn Considine, Ross Tynan, Andrew Searles, and Christopher M. Doran

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Suicide and the media: The role of psychologists

Suicide and the media: The role of psychologists. InPsych. February 2016.

Professor Jane Pirkis, Jaelea Skehan

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2014

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

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

Joanne Wirrell, Katie McGill, Peter J Kelly and Jenny Bowman

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2013

Research Mental health peer-reviewed papers Below you will find a selection of peer-reviewed papers authored by staff at Everymind related to our work in mental health. If you are interested in learning more about any of the papers below, please contact

A review of factors associated with mental health in siblings of children with chronic illness. Journal of Child Health Care. published online 21 November 2013.

Emily Incledon, Lauren Williams, Trevor Hazell, Todd R Heard, Alexandra Flowers and Harriet Hiscock

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Suicide bereavement and the media: A qualitative study

Suicide bereavement and the media: A qualitative study. Advances in Mental Health. 11(3).

Jaelea Skehan, Myfanwy Maple, Jill Fisher and Genelle Sharrock

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2012

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

Empowering future practitioners: A curriculum approach to enhance 'response able' communication and mental health issues. Asia Pacific Public Relations Journal. 13(2).

Jaelea Skehan, Robina Xavier and Siobhain Lowthe

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

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

Jane Pirkis and Catherine Francis (

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

Communicating mental illness and suicide: Public relations students' perceptions of ethical practice. The International Journal of Communication Ethics. 9(1): 14-21. Murdoch University, Western Australia.

Kate Fitch

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Reporting suicide: Interpreting media guidelines

Reporting suicide: Interpreting media guidelines. Australian Journalism Review. 34(2): 45-56.

Anna Machlin, Jaelea Skehan, Melissa Sweet, Alexandra Wake, Justine Fletcher, Matthew Spittal and Jane Pirkis

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2010

Suicide and the news and information media: A critical review

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

Jane Pirkis and Warwick Blood

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

Suicide in the news: Informing strategies to improve the reporting of suicide. Health Communication. 25: 576-577.

Jane Pirkis, Warwick Blood, Jaelea Skehan and Andrew Dare

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2009

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

The Response Ability Project: Integrating the reporting of suicide and mental illness into journalism curricula. Journalism and Mass Communication Educator.

Jaelea Skehan, Lynette Sheridan Burns and Trevor Hazell

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2008

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

Researching and reporting on suicide or mental illness: A student perspective. Australian Journalism Review. 30(1): 123-130.

Michael Romeo, Kerry Green, Jaelea Skehan, Amy Visser, Lyndall Coan and Trevor Hazell

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2007

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

Mental health promotion and early intervention in early childhood and primary school settings: A review. Journal of Student Wellbeing. 1: 31-56.

Frances Kay-Lambkin, Elizabeth Kemp, Karen Stafford and Trevor Hazell

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Keeping pace with current issues in reporting suicide and mental illness. Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice. 4(2): 107-118.Keeping pace with current issues in reporting suicide and mental illness

Keeping pace with current issues in reporting suicide and mental illness. Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice. 4(2): 107-118.

Jaelea Skehan, Lynette Sheridan Burns and Trevor Hazell

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2006

Media Guidelines on the Reporting of Suicide.

Crisis. 27(2): 82-87.

Jane Pirkis, R. Warwick Blood, Annette Beautrais, Philip Burgess and Jaelea Skehan

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

Effectiveness of face-to-face briefings to promote uptake of resources and understanding of issues around reporting suicide and mental illness. Australian Journalism Review. 28(2): 113-126.

Jaelea Skehan, Sonia Greenhalgh and Trevor Hazell

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

Reach, awareness and uptake of media guidelines for reporting suicide and mental illness: An Australian perspective. International Journal of Mental Health Promotion. 8(4): 28-34.

Jaelea Skehan, Sonia Greenhalgh, Trevor Hazell and Jane Pirkis

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2005

Reporting suicide and mental illness for Indigenous Australians

Reporting suicide and mental illness for Indigenous Australians. Australian Journalism Review. 27(2): 25-42.

Jaelea Skehan, Gail Garvey and Paul Scott

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2001

Are journalism educators ‘Response Able’?

Australian Journalism Review. 23(2): 105-117.

Lynette Sheridan Burns, Lisa Reardon, Karen Vincent and Trevor Hazell

1999

A survey of suicide prevention curricula taught in Australian universities.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. 33(2).

Lynette Sheridan-Burns and Trevor Hazell

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