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Eckersley, R. 2012. The denial behind youth suicide. Croakey, 19 September (recently added to site). Article.

*Eckersley, R. 2011. A new narrative of young people’s health and wellbeing. Journal of Youth Studies, vol.14, no. 5, pp. 627-638 Full paper.

*Eckersley, R. 2011. Troubled youth: an island of misery in an ocean of happiness, or the tip of an iceberg of suffering? Early Intervention in Psychiatry, vol. 5 (suppl 1), pp. 6-11. Full paper.

Eckersley R. 2010. Commentary on Trzesniewski and Donnellan (2010): A transdisciplinary perspective on young people’s wellbeing. Perspectives on Psychological Science, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 76-80. Full paper.

*Eckersley R. 2009.The health and well-being of young Australians: Patterns, trends, explanations and responses. In DL Bennett, SJ Towns, EL Elliott, J Merrick (Eds). Challenges in Adolescent Health: An Australian Perspective. Nova Science, New York, pp. 3-19. Full paper.

Eckersley R. 2009. Progress, culture and young people’s wellbeing. In A. Furlong (Ed). Handbook of Youth and Young Adulthood: New Perspectives and Agendas. Routledge, London, pp. 353-360. Full paper.

Eckersley R. 2009. Teaching happiness: hope or hype? Unpublished article based on keynote address to the First Australian Positive Psychology in Education Symposium, May 2009, Sydney University. Article.

*Eckersley R. 2008. Values and visions – youth and the failure of modern western culture. Youth Studies Australia, vol. 27, no. 3, pp. 10-19 (reprint of 1995 article). Full paper.  See also: Points of view, Youth Studies Australia, vol 14, no 2, Winter 1995, pp. 46-52. Paper. (Archived with permission of journal, which retains copyright.)

*Eckersley R. 2008. Never better – or getting worse? The health and wellbeing of young Australians.Australia 21 Ltd, Canberra. Full report.

*Eckersley R, Cahill H, Wierenga A., Wyn J. 2007. Generations in dialogue about the future: the hopes and fears of young Australians. Australia 21 Ltd, Canberra; Australian Youth Research Centre, Melbourne. Full report.

Eckersley R. 2007.The health and wellbeing of young Australians: present patterns and future challenges. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, vol. 19. no. 3, pp. 217-227. Full paper.

Eckersley R. 2007. Young people’s wellbeing and the contemporary search for meaning. Journal of Religious Education, vol. 55, no. 1, pp. 41-44. Full paper.

*Eckersley R, Wierenga A, Wyn J. 2006. Flashpoints and signposts: Pathways to success and wellbeing for Australia’s young people. Australia 21 Ltd, Canberra; Australian Youth Research Centre and VicHealth, Melbourne. Full report.

Eckersley, R. 2006. Cultural dimensions of youth suicide. In D De Leo, H Herrman, S Ueda & T Takeshima (eds). An Australian-Japanese perspective on suicide prevention: culture, community and care. Symposium papers, 24-26 November 2004. Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing and Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan. Commonwealth of Australia, Canberra, pp. 143-157. Full paper.

Eckersley R, Wierenga A, Wyn J. 2005. Life in a time of uncertainty: optimising the health and wellbeing of young Australians. Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 183, no. 8, pp.402-404. Full paper.

*Eckersley R. 2004. Separate selves, tribal ties and other stories: making sense of different accounts of youth. Family Matters, no. 68, winter, pp. 36-42. Full paper.

*Eckersley R, Dear K. 2002. Cultural correlates of youth suicide. Social Science & Medicine, vol. 55, no. 11, pp. 1891-1904Full paper.

Eckersley R. 2002. Taking the prize or paying the price? Young people and progress, in Rowling L, Martin G, Walker, L (Eds). Mental Health Promotion and Young People: Concepts and Practice. McGraw-Hill, Sydney, pp. 70-83Full paper.

*Eckersley R. 2002. Future visions, social realities and private lives: Young people and their personal well-being. In Gidley J, Inayatullah S (Eds). Youth Futures: Comparative Research and Transformative Visions. Praeger, Westport, Conn, pp. 31-41. Full paper.

Eckersley R. 1999. What the !#&* have values got to do with anything! Young people, youth culture and well-being. Social Alternatives, vol. 18. no. 2, April, pp. 29-32, (based on chapter in Australian Youth Subcultures). Full paper.

Eckersley R. 1999. What the !#&* have values got to do with anything! Young people, youth culture and well-being. In White R. (Ed). Australian Youth Subcultures: On the Margins and in the Mainstream. Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies, Hobart, pp. 209-221. Full paper.

*Eckersley R. 1999. Dreams and expectations: Young people’s expected and preferred futures and their significance for education. Futures, vol. 31, no. 1, pp. 73-90. Full paper.

Eckersley R. 1998. Rising psychosocial problems among young people: Historical myth or contemporary reality? Family Matters, no. 50, Winter, pp. 50-52. Full paper.

Eckersley R. 1998. It’s all news – making and remaking the myths of youth, Youth Studies Australia, vol. 17, no. 1, March, pp. 25-27. Full paper. (Archived with permission of  journal, which retains copyright.)

Eckersley R. 1997. Psychosocial disorders in young people: On the agenda but not on the mend. Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 166, no. 8, pp. 423-424. Full paper.

*Eckersley R. 1997. Portraits of youth – understanding young people’s relationship with the future. Futures, vol. 29, no. 3, pp. 243-249. Full paper.

Eckersley R. 1996. Dreams and expectations: Young Australians’ views of the future. Youth Studies Australia, vol. 15, no. 3, September, pp. 11-17. Full paper.  (Archived with permission of journal, which retains copyright.)

*Eckersley R. 1995. Values and visions – youth and the failure of modern western culture. Youth Studies Australia, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 13-21 (reprinted 2008). Full paper.   See also: Points of view, Youth Studies Australia, vol 14, no 2, Winter 1995, pp. 46-52. Paper. (Archived with permission of journal, which retains copyright.)

Eckersley R. 1993. Failing a generation: The impact of culture on the health and well-being of youth. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, vol. 29, Suppl. 1, pp. S16-S19.

*Eckersley R. 1992. Youth and the challenge to change. Apocalypse? No! Essay series no. 1 .Australian Commission for the Future, Melbourne. Full Report.

*Eckersley R. 1988. Casualties of change – the predicament of youth in Australia. Australian Commission for the Future, MelbourneFull report.