Regular monthly newsletters are available from the Support After Suicide Group Coordinator: Kathy Leader, PO Box 90, Glebe NSW 2037, Ph: (02) 8584 7800 Here is an example of the useful information and strategies for suicide bereaved people to cope with Christmas. Read More
Here are some helpful guidelines about how to talk to children about this kind of death. Read More
Intentional self-harm [Suicide] (X60-X84, Y87.0) was ranked as the 14th leading cause of all deaths registered in Australia in 2008. Males accounted for over three-quarters of all Suicide deaths in 2008, resulting in a ranking as the 10th leading cause of death for males. Although death by Suicide is a relatively uncommon event (occurring at a rate of about 10 per 100,000 population per year), the human and economic costs are substantial. Read More
Click here to visit the “living is for everyone’ website and read about the “National Suicide Prevention Strategy”. Read More
New Report on Suicide in Australia from The Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs (June 2010). Read More
You are not alone in your loss.
- In 2006, Australian suicides accounted for nearly 1/5 of all deaths amongst young men aged 20 to 34.
- Suicide remains a major external cause of death, accounting for more deaths in Australia than transport accidents.
Australian Bureau of Statistics data.