Understanding and responding to risk of suicide and self-harm amongst prisoners.
About this Event
Prisoners are at increased risk of mental illness, self-harm and suicide, as are others in contact with the criminal justice system. This seminar will examine the international and national epidemiological understanding of the occurrence and correlates of self-harm and suicide rates in custodial settings. The seminar will also focus on findings from a number of local studies conducted in NSW prison settings, including a study aiming to improve screening for mental illness and self-harm risk in those entering custody.
Associate Professor Kimberlie Dean is a Clinical Academic Forensic Psychiatrist and Research Lead in Forensic Mental Health with Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network. She also holds the inaugural Chair in Forensic Mental Health at UNSW School of Psychiatry, is Acting Head of the School of Psychiatry and jointly leads the UNSW Masters in Forensic Mental Health and MPhil Forensic Mental Health programs.