Latest suicide statistics released: call for Australia to match suicide prevention efforts and investment to magnitude of public health problem

28 September 2016

A new report released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shows that 3,027 Australians died by suicide in 2015. This is an 5.4% increase from the previously reported 2014 figure of 2,864, demonstrating the need for greater national effort on suicide prevention.

Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA) Chief Executive Sue Murray confirms “we will maintain vigilance and work closely with key partners including Federal and State/Territory governments, the National Mental Health Commission and the Primary Health Networks to ensure resources are allocated where and when they are needed.”

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