How we can reverse rise in suicide

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Twice as many people die by suicide than on our roads.

Yet, like the road toll, deaths by suicide are preventable.

  • Editorial
  • The Age

Despite greater community awareness, the suicide rate increased by almost 10 per cent in the past year, according to official figures.

Xere 4dIt is a deeply complex issue, and, as The Sunday Age recently editorialised on the basis on numerous reviews and studies in the past decade, requires, above all, a significant boost to mental health funding, which currently accounts for a mere 10 per cent of the health budget.

This is despite mental health being the…

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