Updates from the Prime Minister's National Suicide Prevention Adviser
The Australian Bureau of Statistics have today revealed that there were 3,318 deaths by suicide in Australia in 2019. That equates to nine Australians each day, which is a significant loss to our communities, our families and our country.
Interim National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention appointed and more comprehensive data and evidence available from this week
It has been a significant week for suicide prevention in Australia, with the announcement of an interim National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention, the public website for the National Suicide and Self-Harm Monitoring System launched and a range of other significant reports released.
Today marks World Suicide Prevention Day and RUOK? Day in Australia. Now more than ever it is important that we continue to work together as governments, communities, families, colleagues and individuals to ensure a comprehensive approach to suicide prevention and empower people to reach out and support each other through tough times.
eSafety Commissioner, Julie Inman Grant, and National Suicide Prevention Adviser to the Prime Minister, Christine Morgan, have today urged all Australians to avoid viewing or sharing a disturbing video currently circulating on social media platforms.
The University of New England is conducting research to understand the ways in which people experience suicide from a personal point of view. This information will be used to inform the work of the National Suicide Prevention Taskforce.