Many of those working in the suicide prevention field claim their policies and practices are evidence based. Examination of the research they use, however, shows the studies on which they rely are up to 30 years old. Many have serious methodological issues. Many have been superceded by more recent studies.
This page provides links to current, relevant research. CASPER gives most weight to independent research which is not funded by pharmaceutical companies. If you have research you think we should include on this page, please contact us.
Suicide Stats 2011
CASPER Suicide Prevention Strategy
Alcohol Consumption & Suicide
Antidepressant induced homicide
Research showing variations in genes which metabolise antidepressants can lead to akathisia and extreme violence. Prescribers do not have access to genetic information and therefore cannot predict who may suffer these adverse effects.
Registration form for Auckland Help or Harm event
Presentation by Prof David Healy and author Robert Whitaker on the role of prescription drugs in suicide and welfare dependence on 2nd September 2011.