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AIHW releases report on suicide and self-harm in Australia

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) released a report in November 2021 detailing new insights into suicide and self-harm in Australia.

During 2019, there were 3,318 deaths by suicide in Australia and 3,139 in 2020. Over this two-year period, there were more than 28,600 hospital admissions due to intentional self-harm.

The report considered the effect of four potentially modifiable risk factors on suicide and self-harm, including child abuse, intimate partner violence, as well as alcohol and illicit drug use.
You can access a full copy of the AIHW report here.

Access the GPMHSC Suicide prevention and first aid guidelines here.