Discussion paper

One world connected: an assessment of Australia’s progress in suicide prevention

Suicide Mental health Public health Australia
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Overview: This paper provides a detailed assessment of Australia's progress in suicide prevention. Written in response to the landmark World Health Organisation report Preventing Suicide: A global imperative, the National Coalition for Suicide Prevention, led by Suicide Prevention Australia, looks at the report findings in relation to Australia and suicide prevention, it explores what we are doing well and what we need to do differently. This paper offers a brief summary of points of interest from the WHO Report as well as a view on how Australia is performing against some of the criteria set out in this Report as important for a successful national suicide prevention strategy. For ease of reference, we have used a traffic light system so readers can easily identify where Australia is performing well, where we are heading in the right direction but have work to do; and where serious discussion and action is required.

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