Year: 1998 Source: New York, NY: Plenum Press, 1998. p.67-78 SIEC No: 19980024

This chapter provides a broad epidemiological background, discussing suicide trends in Australia including comparisons between states & with other countries. Geographical location & methods of suicide are also described. The purpose of the chapter is to highlight some of the relevant issues which may be used by policy makers & other interested parties in the context of suicide prevention. (15 refs.)