Spotlight on the harsh reality of suicide in Australian nursing homes


Almost 150 Australian nursing home residents took their own lives while in care between 2000 and 2013, a confronting new study has revealed. Nursing home residents who took their own lives most commonly died from hanging (31.9%), falls from height (17%) and plastic bag asphyxia (14.2%). The majority of these residents were male (68.8%) and […]