National Suicide Data
Life in Mind aims to connect Australian suicide prevention services and programs to each other and the community by providing a comprehensive online portal and supporting coordinated, consistent messaging around suicide prevention through the operationalisation of the National Communications Charter.
Each year the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) releases Causes of Death data.
When exploring suicide data, it is important to remember that people, families, and communities impacted by suicide in Australia are behind the numbers. The reasons people take their own life are complex, and often there is no single reason why a person attempts or dies by suicide.
The latest data release includes preliminary suicide death data for the year prior and revised suicide data for the two years before.
To support the sector and the wider community, data summaries have been developed by the Mindframe team at Everymind on the key findings.