Media Release: National Peak Body Calls for Australia to Stem the Tide of Suicide

8 March 2016

Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA) Chief Executive Sue Murray today calls for Australia to take drastic action to stem the tide of suicide, in light of the report released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shows that 2,864 Australians died by suicide in 2014 (2,160 males and 704 females).

This is an increase of 342 deaths following the previously reported 2013 figure of 2,522. For the past 10 years, the suicide rate in Australia has not dropped.