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Suicide

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Family guide to youth suicide prevention

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Suicide Mental health Youth Students Youth suicide Australia
Description

Beyond Blue has launched a guide to help parents and other family members reach out to young people at risk of suicide and to reduce Australia’s tragic youth suicide rate.

The Family Guide for Youth Suicide Prevention, funded by security software makers Norton, offers advice on how to have a conversation with a young person who may be at risk, what factors place young people at risk and the warning signs to look for.

Suicide is the biggest killer of young people in Australia, with around 350 people aged between 15 and 24 dying by suicide in 2013, the latest year for which data is available. This is around one death a day, double the number killed in car accidents.

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