CMH Seminar: 10th October 2018 – Self-harm, suicide and mental health problems in vulnerable young people: Epidemiology and opportunities for intervention

11-11.45am  Wednesday 10th October 2018
Theatre 1, Level B1, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presenter: Rohan Borschmann (Centre for Adolescent Health, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute; Justice Health Unit, Centre for Health Equity, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health; University of Melbourne; Health Service and Population Research Department, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience; King’s College London, UK; Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne).

Vulnerable young people, such as those who come into contact with the criminal justice system, are at increased risk of both self-harm and suicide. This risk is dramatically higher after release from custody than in custody, yet (a) much less is known about the epidemiology of these outcomes post-release, and (b) substantial efforts to prevent self-harm and suicide in custody are not mirrored with commensurate efforts in the community, where there is typically less direct support and less access to services.

In this seminar, Rohan will discuss findings from a number of recent and ongoing studies using linked data, often in combination with other research methods, to examine self-harm and suicide in people both during and after release from custody. He will discuss the epidemiology of these events and identify modifiable risk factors and potential opportunities for improved prevention in the future. Rohan will also consider the potential for better of use of administrative data for routine monitoring/surveillance of self-harm and suicide in vulnerable populations, and for identifying young people at greatest risk. He will conclude with recommendations for research, for surveillance, and for preventing self-harm and suicide.

For more details please view the event flyer.

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