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The gap remains: NHMRC research funding for suicide and self-harm, 2000–2014

Helen Christensen, Karolina Krysinska and Sue Murray
Med J Aust 2015; 202 (10): 525-526. || doi: 10.5694/mja15.00300
Published online: 1 June 2015

To the Editor: In an article on National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding for the National Health Priority Areas, Christensen and colleagues concluded that there was no narrowing of the gap in the proportion of funding provided to mental health research from 2001 to 2010.1 In particular, NHMRC funding per disability-adjusted life-year was the lowest for suicide and self-harm in comparison with other mental health categories and did not increase over 2001–2009.

  • Helen Christensen1
  • Karolina Krysinska1
  • Sue Murray2

  • 1 Black Dog Institute, Sydney, NSW.
  • 2 Suicide Prevention Australia, Sydney, NSW.


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