The rate of suicide in Australia is over double the national death toll on our roads.
This is of grave concern to us all.
According to the latest ABS data there were 3,318 deaths by intentional self harm in 2019.
This is 3,318 deaths too many and equates to nine deaths every single day.
I recently spoke about this incredibly difficult and sensitive issue in Parliament, making specific mention to Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast PHN and the launch of 'The Way Back' program.
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