Why Invest in Suicide Prevention?

While no detailed and independent data exists on the cost of suicide and suicidal behavior to the Australian economy, every death does have a financial impact. A cost estimate produced by Mendoza and Rosenberg in 2010 proposed a plausible estimate to the Australian economy of $17.5 billion per year. This figure included estimated productivity costs. […]

Preventing Deaths Following a Suicide

Suicide continues to be among the most stigmatized topics of all human experiences. It is, therefore, characterized by fear, shame and misunderstanding.  Myths include: “If we talk about suicide, it’s more likely to occur.”The truth is just the opposite. “It will never happen in my circle of friends, family and co-workers.” The truth is: Given […]