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Suicide Prevention: Issues in Society - Volume 377

Suicide is a tragedy which touches many people. Each year around one million people commit suicide worldwide. These deaths can have lasting and devastating impacts on families and friends affected by suicide, as feelings of grief and loss are clouded by complex questions of life and death which remain unanswered. Deaths caused by suicide are however, preventable. Encouragingly, Australia’s suicide rate has decreased by 17% over the past decade; however suicide remains the leading cause of death among Australians 15-34 years of age. What are the risks and warning signs for people contemplating this devastating, final act? This book informs young people, parents and educators about suicide awareness, intervention and prevention. Life is worth living, help and support are at hand.


Chapter 1: Suicide prevalence and awareness

  • Causes of death: suicide in Australia
  • The facts about safe reporting of suicide
  • Suicide attempts
  • Suicide – the disclosure dilemma
  • Suicide: a fact sheet for young people
  • Suicide and mental illness
  • Identifying risk factors and warning signs for suicide
  • Recognising suicide warning signs

Chapter 2: Suicide intervention and prevention

  • What works in suicide prevention?
  • “Can we talk… about mental illness and suicide?”
  • Preventing suicide
  • Why suicide prevention is everyone’s business
  • Suicide prevention: taking a new approach
  • How to talk about suicide with young people
  • Sometimes I want to die
  • Suicide prevention – knowing the signs
  • Talking about suicide
  • My friend is suicidal
  • Supporting someone after a suicide attempt
  • How to make a safety plan
  • Suicide – family and friends

 Includes Worksheets and activities; Fast facts; Glossary; Web links; Index

Suicide Prevention: Issues in Society - Volume 377

Author: Editor: Justin Healey

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