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Perceived Academic Performance as an Indicator of Risk of Attempted Suicide in Young Adolescents

This study investigated perceived academic performance and self-reported suicidal behaviour in 2,596 adolescents, mean age 13 years, from 27 South Australian high schools. Groups perceiving their academic performance as failing, below average, average and above average were significantly different on measures of self-esteem, locus of control, depressive symptoms, suicidal thoughts, plans, threats, deliberate self-injury, and suicide attempts.

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Richardson, A., Martin, G., Bergen, H., Roeger, L. & Allison, S., 2005. Perceived Academic Performance as an Indicator of Risk of Attempted Suicide in Young Adolescents. Archives of Suicide Research, 9:163–176.

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Locus of control as an indicator of risk for suicidal behaviour among adolescents

Locus of Control is a measure of whether a young person feels in charge of their life (internal LOC), or whether they are a straw in the wind, controlled by others, school and the world (external LOC). The key finding for this paper was that suicidal behaviour in young people was more likely in young people with an external LOC

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Pearce, C. & Martin, G., 1993.  Locus of Control as an Indicator of Risk for Suicidal Behaviour among Adolescents, Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 88:409-414.
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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.

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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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Parental Bonding and Vulnerability to Adolescent Suicide

Parental Bonding and Vulnerability to Adolescent Suicide

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Martin, G. & Waite, S., 1994.  Parental bonding and vulnerability to adolescent suicide. Acta Psychiatrica Scand., 89:246-254.

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Significance of Touch for Perceptions of Parenting and Psychological Adjustment among Adolescents

Results from this early study suggested that physical contact experience (frequency and quality of touch) reflects different parenting styles, and may be a vulnerability factor for a range of difficulties among adolescents.

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Pearce, C., Martin, G., & Wood, K., 1995.  The Significance of Touch for Perceptions of Parenting and Psychological Adjustment among Adolescents. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 34:2, 160–167.
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The Australian National Epidemiological Study of Self-Injury (ANESSI)

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Martin, G., Swannell, S., Harrison, J., Hazell, P. & Taylor, A., 2010. The Australian National Epidemiological Study of Self-Injury (ANESSI). Centre for Suicide Prevention Studies, Discipline of Psychiatry. The University of Queensland.  Brisbane, Australia. ISBN 978-0-9808207-0-6.
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Predicting suicide attempts among adolescents

This paper looked at four clinical aspects of suicidality in young people, and their ability singly and together  to predict suicide attempt.

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Pearce, C. & Martin, G., 1994. Predicting suicide attempts among adolescents. Acta Psychiatrica Scand., 90: 324-328.
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Media influence to suicide: The search for solutions

This paper was an early synthesis of what we know about Media Influences in Suicide. It raised the specific issue of how we could use this knowledge to prevent copycat suicides after a high profile suicide, based on the experience of Kurt Cobain and his partner Courtney Love.

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Martin G., 1998.  Media Influence to Suicide; the search for solutions.  Archives of Suicide Research, 4:1,1-12.

 

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Correlates of firesetting in a community sample of young adolescents.

This paper was based on findings from the first wave of a longitudinal study of 2596 South Australian 1st year high school students from 27 schools.

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Martin, G., Bergen, H., Richardson, A., Allison, S. & Roeger, L., 2004. Correlates of firesetting in a community sample of young adolescents.  Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. 38:148-154.
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NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION STRATEGIES: A Comparison

This report examines international Suicide Prevention Strategies that had been in place for 10 years or more, concluding that such strategies work, and exploring why they work.

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Martin, G. & Page, A., 2009. National Suicide Prevention Strategies: a Comparison. The University of Queensland. ISBN 978-0-9808207-9-9.
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Identity, Voice, Place: Suicide Prevention for Indigenous Australians – a Social and Emotional Wellbeing Approach

This book is based on studies of social and emotional wellbeing in Indigenous communities, as an approach toward suicide prevention 

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Krysinska, K., Martin, G. & Sheehan, N., 2009. Identity, Voice, Place: Suicide Prevention for Indigenous Australians ‐ A Social and Emotional Wellbeing Approach. The University of Queensland. ISBN 978-0-9808207-1-3

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SUSTAINING CONNECTION: A Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community, Cultural, Spiritual, Social and Emotional Wellbeing

This book is based on a post-doctoral thesis by Dr. Norm Sheehan. It traces the history of Social and Emotional Wellbeing in Aboriginal Culture, and makes recommendations.

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Sheehan, N., Martin, G., Krysinska, K. & Kilroy, K., 2009. SUSTAINING CONNECTION: Towards a Cultural Strengths Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community, Spiritual, Social and Emotional Wellbeing. Centre for Suicide Prevention Studies, The University of Queensland. ISBN 978-0-9808207-3-7
 
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Celebrity suicide: Did the death of Kurt Cobain influence young suicides in Australia?

Further to a Newsweek article to mark the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s suicide, this paper is offered as a free download. The research examines whether the death of Kurt Cobain had an impact on suicides in Australia? Apparently it did not – which goes against our understanding of the impact of high profile suicide. Reasons for this are examined

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Martin, G. & Koo, L., 1997. Celebrity Suicide: Did the death of Kurt Cobain influence young suicide in Australia?  Archives of Suicide Research, 3:3, 187-198.
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Spirituality and suicide in young people

This paper was an editorial reflecting on Spirituality as a force in the prevention of suicide in young people.

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Martin, G., 2002. Spirituality and Suicide Prevention. Feature of the Month. Suicide Information and Education Centre, No 11 (SIEC, Calgary, Alberta, CANADA). Previously published as an Editorial in Auseinetter , 15(2), July 2002, pp.3-4
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Resources

This is a page of free download-able resources, usually in pdf format.
The aim is to provide a directory of Graham's written works, which will be added to weekly.