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Suicide Prevention Training: A Workshop Format

This workshop was originally designed as part of an Australian Government funded project ‘Out of the Blues’, devised to provide better access to young people with depressive symptoms. The format of the workshop is straight forward, drawing on evidence from available research, using a video developed for another Australian Government funded project ‘Keep Yourself Alive’ which trained over 5000 community workers and 3500 family doctors across Australia.

Download Here: *Suicide prevention training A Workshop Format

Wright, S. and Martin, G., 2000. Suicide Prevention Training: A Workshop. Youth Studies Australia. 19:2, 39-42.
Reprinted as: Wright, S. & Martin G., 2010. Suicide prevention training: A workshop, Ch 15. In Doing youth work in Australia (Editor Professor Rob White) , Volume 2: Youth work and youth issues. Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies. University of Tasmania, Australia. http://www.acys.info/books/acys/doing_youth_work_in_australia
The workshop uses material from Pearce, C. & Martin, G., 1994. Predicting suicide attempts among adolescents. Acta Psychiatrica Scand., 90: 324-328. (which can be downloaded from Family Concern Publishing (this site: see Resources)).

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Adolescent Suicide: Imitation and the clustering phenomenon

Part III. Discusses the clustering phenomenon in which publicity of a student suicide story appears to lead to imitation in a series of student suicides in Australia. Case histories and connections; Tendency of a student to copy the method of a reported suicide case.
Download here : *Adolescent Suicide 3 Imitation and the clustering phenomenon
Martin, G., 1992. Adolescent Suicide 3: Imitation and the clustering phenomenon. Youth Studies Australia, 11, 1:28-32.
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Adolescent Suicide: Postvention in a school.

This paper examines the effect of completed suicide by a student on other high school students. The case history of a 16-year-old female student who jumped from an eight-storey car park roof is discussed. The death was followed by an increase in suicide attempts. The postvention strategy in the school is discussed and offered as an example of what may need to be done in the aftermath of the suicide of an adolescent.
Download here: *Adolescent suicide 2 Postvention in a school
Martin, G., 1992. Adolescent Suicide 2: Postvention in a school. Youth Studies Australia, 11, 1:24-27.
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The effect on adolescents of the completed suicide of another student.

This paper demonstrates that students in a school from where two suicides had occurred were more likely to know about the suicides, but also more likely to be depressed and suicidal compared with students from two comparison schools of similar social background.

Download here:  *Adolescent Suicide 1 The effect on adolescents of the completed suicide of another student

Martin, G., Kuller, N. & Hazell, P., 1992. Adolescent Suicide 1: The effect on adolescents of the completed suicide of another student. Youth Studies Australia, 11, 1:21-23.
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Adolescent Suicide: Music Preference as an Indicator of Vulnerability

Adolescent Suicide: Music Preference as an Indicator of Vulnerability

This 1993 paper was one of the first attempts in the literature to examine whether certain types of music might be associated with, or even influence, youth suicide. We concluded that vulnerable young people might turn to (for instance) heavy metal music out of rage and resentment, and that some of those might become further depressed by the style of music and/or the lyrics. The paper has been cited often, and other research studies have built on our work.

Download paper here: *Adolescent Suicide Music Preference as an Indicator of Vulnerability

Martin, G., Clarke, M., & Pearce, C., 1993.  Adolescent Suicide: Music Preference as an Indicator of Vulnerability, Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 32:3, May. 530-535.
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