Author:
Ms Anne Goyne - Senior Psychologist CDLE

In this powerful article, Anne Goyne the Senior Psychologist and Deputy Director Research at the Centre for Defence Leadership and Ethics (CDLE) at the Australian Defence College (ADC) explores the reason for male suicide and its high prevalence in wider society. She highlights the paradox of low ADF male suicide rates and the very high rates of suicide of ex-serving military men. Anne's article proposes that the risk of suicide in Australia is linked to a culture of honour and that we, as a nation, and as an organisation, need to look more deeply at this culture to find solutions to a burgeoning problem.