WORLD SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Each year, Tuesday 10th September, marks World Suicide Prevention Day, and in Australia, R U OK Day. It’s an important occasion to shine a light on what Prime Minister Scott Morrison calls a “curse of suicide on our country”.

Joined by Shadow Minister for Health, Chris Bowen, the Prime Minister spoke at a World Suicide Prevention Day breakfast in Parliament House on Tuesday, reinforcing the bipartisan approach the government and opposition has taken to tackle youth suicide, and suicide more generally.

“It does involve doing everything in our power that we can think of to help Australians who are at risk to come out of the shadow of suicide and to be able to see brighter and better days,” Mr Morrison said.

“To have care and support of family and friends of community of the person sitting next to you on the bus or the train or whatever it is, and to simple be able to extend that hand of support so people know that they are not alone.”

Suicide is the leading cause of death of our young people – accounting for one-third of deaths of Australians aged 15-24. The traffic impacts are event higher in Indigenous communities.

The Prime Minister has made suicide prevention a key issue for his first term, leading a change in the way Australians and Australian governments think about suicide prevention. Recognising that social, financial, legal, family, health and mental health factors may all play their part, the Morrison Government is elevating suicide prevention to a national, whole-of-government priority.

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