A new national report released today, on World Suicide Prevention Day, shows just how far-reaching suicide is as a serious public health issue in this country. The project surveying more than 3000 people, is the first Australian study to explore exposure to, and impact of, suicide among a large community-residing adult population.
Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA) in collaboration with the University of New England has conducted a national research project investigating the exposure to and impact of suicide in Australia. Preliminary results were presented at the National Suicide Prevention Conference 2016.
Full report to be released on 10 September 2016 on World Suicide Prevention Day.
‘Take a Minute, Change a Life’ is the theme of the 2017 World Suicide Prevention Day (10 September). These three words are at the heart of suicide prevention and complement the efforts of our friends on R U OK? Day (14 September) to take time to notice what’s going on with your family, friends and colleagues – and yourself. It is about taking time to have have those conversation when you notice something has changed and equipping yourself to help yourself and others.