Suicide

Alternate Term Label:
Killing oneself
Self-killing
NARROWER TERMS:
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Have firearm homicides and suicides dropped since Port Arthur as a result of John Howard's reforms?

Nearly twenty years after the Port Arthur massacre, John Howard, the prime minister who overhauled gun laws, claims they led to significant falls in gun-related homicides and a 74 per cent fall in gun-related suicide rates.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Does a farmer die by suicide every four days in Australia as Bob Katter says?

Federal MPmBob Katter claims a farmer commits suicide every four days in Australia.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Do many more people die by suicide than in road accidents?

Lifeline Australia chairman John Brogden claims Australia's road toll has decreased significantly to less than half the number of deaths by suicide.
Report

Indigenous injury deaths 2011–12 to 2015–16

This report focuses on Indigenous injury deaths and their causes that occurred over a 5-year period (2011–12 to 2015–16). The report also examines long-term trends in injury deaths over a 15-year period.
Article

Indigenous expert responds to WA govt Indigenous suicide prevention plan

This article by Tracy Westerman is feedback for the WA Government's response to the Inquiry examining the suicide of 13 Aboriginal children in the Kimberley.
Report

Suicide in rural and remote Australia: mental health strategies cannot effectively operate in isolation

This paper argues that a national rural and remote mental health strategy is necessary to improve the capacity of mental health services to combat the disturbing trend of high rates of suicide in remote and rural Australia. Also needed are other policies and strategies that...
Conference proceedings

2019 Kimberley Empowered Young Leaders Forums 2019 report

The 2019 Kimberley Empowered Young Leaders Forums in Broome and Kununurra were facilitated to build the skills, responsibility, confidence and capacity in young people.
Conference proceedings

Empowerment and Accountability in Indigenous Youth Suicide Prevention

In response to the recent high rate of suicide deaths among Indigenous young people and children, and the Western Australian Coroner’s report of the Inquest into the 13 Deaths of Children and Young Persons in the Kimberley Region, Centre of Best Practice in Aboriginal and...
Guide

Guidelines for best practice psychosocial assessment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people presenting to hospital with self-harm and suicidal thoughts

These guidelines contain recommendations for the effective and appropriate psychosocial assessment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people presenting to hospital with self-harm and suicidal thoughts.
Report

National suicide monitoring of serving and ex-serving Australian Defence Force personnel: 2019 update

This report provides annual updates to information on the level of suicide among serving and ex-serving ADF personnel with at least 1 day of ADF service since 2001 across three service status groups.