The Senate Inquiry into suicide in Australia reported: “The Commission's child death review had found 42 per cent of young people who completed suicide did so after the suicide, or attempted suicide of a friend, family or community member.”
It is essential we continue working towards breaking down the stigma around suicide, reducing isolation and supporting children and young people following a suicide death. Red Chocolate Elephants is an educational DVD and book resource for children and families bereaved by suicide. Buy Now
A DVD and Book for children and families bereaved by suicide. Created by Dr Diana Sands the material includes artwork from children bereaved by suicide and features their words, feelings and experiences after loss. 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.