Year: 2008 Source: Leichhardt, NSW: Suicide Prevention Australia, (September 2008). 12p. SIEC No: 20090175

This document presents Suicide Prevention Australia’s position on the development of specific strategies for suicide prevention in rural & remote Australian communities. Topics discussed include rural suicide risk factors, suicide among younger people in rural areas, access to means, the accessibility & availability of support mechanisms, social stigma & mental health literacy, the vicarious effects of drought-related trauma, mental health & suicide prevention training, & online technologies. A number of recommendations for immediate action are made.