The biggest cause of death among Australia's young people is suicide

Posted on April 16, 2014

THE biggest cause of death among Australia’s young people is suicide.

Despite that, the subject receives little discussion, possibly because people are afraid of saying the wrong thing or feel powerless to make any sort of positive contribution.

Prompted by community concern about recent deaths, the Leader undertook an investigation, gathering information, insights and advice from mental health experts, service providers and grieving families.

Ms Di Michele said young people and parents should be aware depression could start at any time, and “does not discriminate”.

"Young people should talk to someone if they have a problem they cannot solve, and not try to keep on attempting to deal with it alone," she said.

Category(s):Suicide Prevention

Source material from The Leader

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