The first stop on the road to reform involves a whole of government, whole of community approach to suicide prevention.
A ‘whole of government’ approach means every part of Government should play a part in reducing distress and suicide in our communities.
Because suicide isn’t just a mental health issue, Government needs to build suicide prevention into their public policy decisions on areas like housing, employment and helping people build healthy social connections.
Government is already heading down this road with the appointment of a National Suicide Prevention Adviser.
But there’s still more to be done.