Understanding suicide – for health professionals

2010 Causes of Death (published 20th March 2012)

Includes the latest information and statistics on suicide from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) - (chapter 5, page 20-24) Download

The following provide ABS data broken down by age group - Underlying Causes of Death for 2010  Download

Please Note:

The latest available suicide statistics are from 2010. These figures should be interpreted with caution as they are subject to an ABS revision process which could see them change, see explanatory note.

Research and Evidence in Suicide Prevention (2008)

Provides information about suicide risk, protective factors for suicide and prevention. There are also some statistics on suicide trends across Australia, within different cultures, communities, and around the world (page 30-40).

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