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Does workers' compensation affect suicide rates?

Anna Kelsey-Sugg

If you're in vocational rehab you should be concerned about lack of data on work injury-suicide link, says grief support provider Creative Ministries Network.

John Bottomley, director of work-related grief support provider Creative Ministries Network, is leading a study to determine the effect of workers’ compensation on suicide rates among workers. It’s a follow up to a study his organisation conducted in 2002, instigated after a union official’s letter in the Age newspaper about work-related suicides. “She had been concerned about the number of suicides that she felt ha...

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