Twice as many people die by suicide than on our roads.
Yet, like the road toll, deaths by suicide are preventable.
- The Age
Despite greater community awareness, the suicide rate increased by almost 10 per cent in the past year, according to official figures.
It 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…