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Firearm suicides among males in Australia: An analysis of Tasmanian coroners' inquest files

Citation

Lester, D and Haines, J and Williams, CL, Firearm suicides among males in Australia: An analysis of Tasmanian coroners' inquest files, International Journal of Men's Health, 11, (2) pp. 170-176. ISSN 1532-6306 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2012 Men's Studies Press, LLC.

DOI: doi:10.3149/jmh.1102.170

Abstract

Eighty-nine male completed suicides who used hanging were compared with 388 male completed suicides who used firearms for 45 variables concerning the circumstances of the suicidal act and the personal characteristics of the men. All came from the Australian state of Tasmania during a twenty-year period from 1968-1987. It was found that those choosing firearms less often had a history of suicidal behavior and psychiatric problems, more often were reacting to interpersonal conflict and more often left a suicide note. Thus, the motives and psychodynamics of a potential suicidal act may provide clues to the choice of method for suicide.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:firearms, hanging, men, suicide
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Mental Health
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Objective Field:Mental Health
Author:Haines, J (Dr Janet Haines)
Author:Williams, CL (Dr Christopher Williams)
ID Code:85078
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2013-06-13
Last Modified:2017-10-17
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