Monday, 28 June 2010

Suicide-prevention groups say the need is desperate

A nine-month government inquiry into suicide prevention would be wasted unless more funds were urgently injected into mental health, experts say.

The 200-page Senate inquiry report, The Hidden Toll: Suicide in Australia, has recommended a five-year advertising campaign to destigmatise suicide; mandatory training for police, paramedics and emergency department staff; and improved data collection.

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