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Icyfroth

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National Suicide Rate Rises Dramatically
« on: March 09, 2016, 10:34:10 AM »


A steep rise in death by suicide among middle-aged Australians and young women has driven the national suicide rate to its highest level in 13 years.

Australia's suicide rate rose to 12 per 100,000 people in 2014, according to Bureau of Statistics figures released on Tuesday – the highest level since 2001, when it reached 12.6 per 100,000.

The suicide rate among those aged 55 to 64 years surged by 54 per cent in the 10 years to 2014, to 15.1 per 100,000. This rise was steeper among men in this age group – 58 per cent, compared to 50 per cent for women.


Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/national/young-women-and-middleaged-australians-drive-rise-in-national-suicide-rate-20160308-gnd6qy.html#ixzz42MDanqpc
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More people die by their own hand in Australia than in road deaths.


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Kath

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Re: National Suicide Rate Rises Dramatically
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2016, 10:16:47 PM »

A 10 year old has committed suicide.

 :( >:( :( :'(

So sad. What could drive a 10 year old to such an extreme. How would a 10 year even know how to. Just awful.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-08/suicide-of-10-year-old-indigenous-girl-shocks-wa-community/7231052
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Icyfroth

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Re: National Suicide Rate Rises Dramatically
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2016, 10:18:45 PM »

We don't know what she's lived through
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Re: National Suicide Rate Rises Dramatically
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2016, 10:20:48 PM »

Heartbreaking :(
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Re: National Suicide Rate Rises Dramatically
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2016, 10:17:28 AM »

Tragic and all they could talk about yesterday was more money. More money for indigenous, what good has that done in the past and how is it that these tragedies are always the governments fault?

The cashless card needs to be rolled out in Aboriginal communities to stop the rivers of grog and the violence. How can a 10 year old become so hopeless? seeing her situation every day that's how.
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