MHCA identifies three key areas where governments should take decisive action to reduce suicide and suicide attempts in Australia. These are a new model of community mental health care and support; a new commitment to accountability and research; and specific and appropriate targeting of at-risk groups.


This submission has been prepared by a group of leading national organisations involved in every aspect of suicide prevention. It represents a comprehensive analysis of the issues set out in the Inquiry’s terms of reference and presents practical ways to reduce the terrible toll on the Australian community from suicide and suicidal behaviour.


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