About suicide

Suicide is a public health issue that affects individuals, families, workplaces and communities across Australia.

Suicide arises from a complex interaction between many vulnerabilities, risk factors and triggers in a person’s life. However, suicide can also be influenced by social and economic circumstances and differences between cultures and individuals’ experiences in society.

It is important to have accurate and up-to-date information about suicide to inform coordinated and consistent planning, policy and practice. Enabling access to information about suicide, resources and national strategies supports suicide prevention activities undertaken across Australia. In turn, this will provide an opportunity to foster conversations that empower the community to help-seeking.

Visit the following websites for the latest information on suicide in Australia, including data, risk and protective factors, myths and facts, evidence and research, and safe communication.

Life in Mind – a knowledge exchange portal providing translated evidence, policy, data and resources in suicide prevention, and host of the National communications charter.

Mindframe – Supporting safe media reporting, portrayal and communication about suicide.