Priority populations

It should be acknowledged that some priority populations are not intrinsically more at risk of suicidal behaviour, but rather these individuals may experience greater rates of discrimination, isolation and other forms of social exclusion which can impact on suicidal thinking and behaviour.

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LGBTI communities

Although most LGBTI people live healthy and happy lives, research has demonstrated that a disproportionate number have a higher risk of suicidal behaviours than their peers.

Culturally and linguistically diverse communities

Australia’s CALD population has unique identities and understanding of mental health and suicide.