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Suicide prevention

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Suicide prevention

The facts

"Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow'." - Mary Anne Radmacher.

There are many factors why someone experiences suicidality -thoughts, planning or attempting to take one's own life. Often the person is feeling extremely overwhelmed and distressed, alone and hopeless, or suicidality may be related to other mental health conditions like depression or a personality disorder, or can occur after a difficult event or experience.

How common is it?

In Australia, almost 1 in 8 people over the age of 16 years have had serious thoughts of taking their own life at some point in their lifetime.

What is self-harm?

Self-harm are behaviours that cause deliberate injury to the body. Self-harm might happen once or repeatedly in response to distress. Self-harm can increase the risk of accidental suicide. 

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