Home-grown program providing suicide support in rural communities


September’s a big month for suicide prevention, and one home-grown program is providing support where it’s needed most – in rural Australia. People living outside our major cities are sixty-six per cent more likely to die from suicide according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The efforts of the Community Response to Eliminating Suicide program are picking up steam to confront the issue. The program’s leaders are training medicine students and community members in twenty-four rural communities across Australia.

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