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The relationship between work disability and suicide or self-harm

Lauren Finestone

A study confirms the strong link between work disability and suicide or self-harm.

Suicide is the leading cause of death in Australia in people between 15 to 44 years. More than 33,000 people are hospitalisation for self-harming each year. Many of those people would be workers. Not being able to work because of an illness or injury can have serious consequences: worse mental and physical health, financial hardship, changes in social support networks and reduced quality of life.  But add to the mix stressful bureaucratic ...

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Published 05 June, 2023