The broad reach of suicide

Tom Barton

The burden of suicide in Australia is comparable with other major, better understood chronic diseases.

The Australian Government's report on suicide, “The Hidden Toll: Suicide in Australia" details the impact of suicide on the community, highlighting the fact that we still have major problems reporting, treating and understanding the issues. Suicide is more common than thought, or reported on in the media - at least six lives are lost to suicide every day in Australia. There are around 2000 suicides in Australia annually, a resu...

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