Monday, October 6, 2014

Can You Assist With Research into Farmer Suicide?

Incidence of suicide in Australian farmers is higher than the national average, and many factors contribute to this increased risk. The purpose of this study is to identify risk and protective factors linked to suicide in farming communities. The Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention (AISRAP), Griffith University are looking for participants to take part in a phone interview, conducted by a clinical interviewer where you would talk about your close one.
You are welcome to participate if: you are aged 18 years or over; you are next-of-kin of either a farmer who died by suicide, a farmer who died by sudden death, or a living farmer; and you would be willing to give two hours of your time to talk to us. This information will assist us in understanding the issues specific to Australian farmers who died by suicide.
If you’d like to participate or would like more information about this study, please contact Lisa Kunde on 07 3735 1144 or l.kunde@griffith.edu.au. This research is part of a larger project, funded by the Australian Research Council, and is conducted by the Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention in collaboration with the University of Newcastle and other partner organisations. We would like to assure you that your privacy will be protected at all times and any information provided will remain confidential. This study has been approved by the Griffith University Ethics Committee (Reference No CSR/08/13/HREC).

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