There is concern in Australia that droughts substantially increase the incidence of suicide in rural populations, particularly among male farmers and their families. We investigated this possibility for the state of New South Wales (NSW), Australia between 1970 and 2007, analyzing data on suicides with a previously established climatic drought index.
Hanigan, I., BUTLER, C., Kokic, P., & Hutchison, M. (2012). Suicide and drought in New South Wales, Australia, 1970-2007. National Academy of Sciences. Proceedings, 109(35), 13950-13955. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1112965109