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Indigenous Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Clearinghouse

Information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s wellbeing, mental health and suicide prevention.

New insights into suicide and self-harm in Australia, including potentially-modifiable risk factors

In 2019, Australians lost 145,703 years of healthy life due to suicide and self-harm– representing around 3% of the total burden of disease and injury in Australia, and 10% of total burden among those aged 15 to 24 years. Nearly all (99%) of the burden of suicide and self-harm was due to dying prematurely (fatal burden).

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COVID-19

Insights through data

Learn more about the health effects of COVID-19 on Australians during 2020 and early 2021 includes analyses of the years of healthy life lost, international comparisons and impacts on population groups, mental health and the health system. Sept 2021

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