GPH CEO Congratulates Authors of Ground Breaking Article

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March 29, 2018

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Grand Pacific Health (GPH) CEO Ron de Jongh has praised Alex Hains (former GPH Senior Manager – now Regional Manager for the Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative) and other researchers, on their research findings recently published in The Journal of Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior.
“GPH has long had a serious commitment to be at the forefront of suicide prevention work in our region,” said Mr de Jongh.
“So it is with great pleasure that we congratulate Alex Hains, Atanas Janackovski, Frank Deane and Kathryn Rankin on their published article: Perceived Burdensomeness Predicts Outcomes of Short-Term Psychological Treatment of Young People at Risk of Suicide.”
“During his time at GPH, the lead author Dr Alex Hains, developed a strong evidence-based treatment program for suicide prevention with young people,” added Mr de Jongh.
“Over the last few years, our service has been rigorous in its data collection, gradually building up a databank of over 9000 points of data.”
“GPH has always been keen for this data to be used to further the evidence base in the sector and has enjoyed a long standing partnership with the University of Wollongong (UOW) to provide this dataset in a de-indentified form for research projects.”
“This article represents the first in a likely series of publications flowing from this collaboration. It is wonderful to see it has been published in an international journal of such standing, read by practitioners in the area,” concluded Mr de Jongh.
GPH is committed to maintaining the suicide prevention databank and expanding it to include in its new programs, such as the Next Steps Suicide Prevention Aftercare service.

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