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Suicide

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Fact sheet

Suicide in Australia background information: key facts and analysis

Publisher
Suicide Public health Mental health Mental health promotion Australian federal election 2016 Australia
Description

In Canberra today, leaders in suicide and mental health, led by consultancy ConNetica and the Brain and Mind Centre University of Sydney, released details on suicide across 28 Federal electorates. Supporting the release were four parents with lived experience of suicide and the National Congress for Australia’s First People.

The information has been released with a call for all major parties and candidates in the 2 July election to spell out what they will do in the next Parliament to address the rising toll of suicide and self-harm across Australia.

A useful web portal, which has been constructed for interested parties to access data breakdowns by electorate, has been included as a related content link.

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