Turning Points: Imagine a World Without Suicide
On World Suicide Prevention Day 2019, we unveiled a pivotal piece of work that Suicide Prevention Australia developed with KPMG.
Turning Points: Imagine a world without suicide examines the emerging trends in housing, finance, employment and relationships and their likely effect on Australians in the coming decade.
The better we can proactively predict what economic and social risks are around the corner, the better we can prepare Australians ahead of time and prevent suicide rates increasing.
The white paper highlights that more needs to be done to uncover the extent of suicide prevention service provision outside the traditional health and human service sectors, such as the finance and service industries.
A key takeout and immediate priority for the suicide prevention sector is to investigate and understand how to best support vulnerable people before reaching crisis point.
The white paper stresses that the time to take action about suicide prevention is now. It predicts that 1300 more deaths by suicide per year will occur by 2030 if the worsening rates of the last decade (2010s) continue.