"The way we respond to rural suicide is not working": Centre for Remote and Rural Mental Health

Alex Druce
Updated December 7 2017 - 2:35pm, first published 2:30pm
The paper proposes five focus areas to address suicide rates. The first is immediate action on strategies to prevent people who experience suicidality from taking their own lives. The second is to help those who are affected by the suicide of others.
The paper proposes five focus areas to address suicide rates. The first is immediate action on strategies to prevent people who experience suicidality from taking their own lives. The second is to help those who are affected by the suicide of others.

THE way we think about and respond to suicide is not working in regional and remote Australia, with a new report showing rural suicide rates are more than 50 per cent higher than in the capital cities.

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Alex Druce

Alex Druce

Senior Journalist

Politics and rural issues journo in Sydney. Give me a yell at adruce@fairfaxmedia.com.au

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