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.
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.
Suicide is still against the law in many countries. How did it come to be considered a crime in the first place?
If the government is really 'working towards a zero suicide goal', the whole system must change.
Crikey readers discuss religious freedom, climate change, nuclear weapons and the problems with a "towards zero" approach to suicide.
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.
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.
Josh Frydenberg promised millions of additional funding for youth mental health services. But was the government's funding for Indigenous suicide prevention good enough?