This data summary was prepared by the Mindframe team at Everymind using the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) causes of death data release September 2018.
• When exploring suicide data it is important to remember that behind the numbers are people, families and communities impacted by suicide in Australia. The reasons people take their own life are often complex. There is no single reason why a person attempts or dies by suicide.
• Mindframe reminds media and communication professionals accessing this summary of the need to be responsible and accurate when reporting on or communicating about suicide, as there is a potential risk to vulnerable audiences impacted by despair and no hope. Context is therefore important. Resources to support reporting and professional communication are available at www.mindframe-media.info.