Jan 16th 2023
New research links disabling workplace injuries and illnesses to higher risk of suicide
Researchers from Monash University have found that people who are away from work for long periods due to a work-related injury or illness have a higher risk of suicide or self-harm.
The researchers compared results from 47 studies in 16 countries and found that the risk of suicide was higher among employees with workers compensation claims, on long-term sick leave and those receiving disability payments.
Lead researcher Professor Alex Collie said, “We found consistent evidence of a link between being off work sick or injured and later suicide.”
“We see this link in many countries and in people with different types of health conditions.”
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