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Death by suicide and dementia on the rise as policy and science lag behind

The data shows we can change causes of death through policy, scientific progress and health system funding. It also reveals the areas where we're still falling short.

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Why is COVID-19 modelling ‘useful’ but suicide modelling ‘unwarranted’? 

Flattening the curve of mental health-related deaths is just as important as flattening the curve of the coronavirus. Yet the government's approach to the two issues could hardly be more different.

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The virus’ other toll

New modelling suggests Australians could face a generational mental health crisis, as the PM urges people to seek help.

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The long history of criminalising suicide

Suicide is still against the law in many countries. How did it come to be considered a crime in the first place?

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The vast tragedy at the core of Australia’s suicide rates 

If the government is really 'working towards a zero suicide goal', the whole system must change.

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The tides of change sneak up too slowly on us to raise alarm

Crikey readers discuss religious freedom, climate change, nuclear weapons and the problems with a "towards zero" approach to suicide.

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The supreme hypocrisy and failure of a ‘zero suicide goal’

A 'towards zero' suicide prevention strategy is an admission of philosophical failure — especially in a country like Australia.

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What I learned about poverty and mental health chairing the robo-debt inquiry

We should not allow our government to slowly erode our humanity and our human rights, year by year, sneaky budget measure by sneaky budget measure.

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Labor targets Indigenous health priorities, but where’s the workforce?

Labor has unveiled a boost to Indigenous health, recognising the need for Indigenous communities to be central to program development and implementation. But that requires a workforce.

Is the government doing enough to tackle the Indigenous suicide crisis?

Josh Frydenberg promised millions of additional funding for youth mental health services. But was the government's funding for Indigenous suicide prevention good enough?

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