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South Australian Suicide Prevention Plan 2017-2021

The South Australian Suicide Prevention Plan 2017-2021 (PDF 1MB) identifies three priority areas to prevent suicide in South Australia.

  • Making people a priority
  • Empowering communities
  • Translating evidence into practice

Many South Australians have been affected in some way by the death of a person who has taken their own life. Suicide is the leading cause of death for South Australians aged 15 to 44 and and it is vital we continue our efforts to address this significant social issue..

Suicide is complex and usually there are many factors involved. Understanding the problems helps us understand the solutions. Raising awareness, breaking down the stigma, increasing connection and responding compassionately can save lives.

The Plan was developed following wide spread public consultation and builds on the South Australian Suicide Prevention Strategy 2012-2016.

Finding help

If you or someone you know requires support please consider the following services:

If in crisis, please call 000 immediately

  • Mental Health Triage: 131 465
  • Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467
  • Lifeline: 13 11 14
  • Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800

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