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South Australian Suicide Prevention Plan 2017-2021

Suicide prevention is everyone’s business.

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 it is vital that we continue our efforts to address this significant social issue.

Suicide is complex and does not result from one single cause. Understanding the range of difficulties 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 earlier South Australian Suicide Prevention Strategy 2012-2016.

Finding help

If in crisis, please call triple zero (000) immediately.

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

  • 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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