Year: 2021 Source: Perth, AU: Government of Western Australia. (2019). 51 p. SIEC No: 20210085

Everyone has a role in suicide prevention. Reducing the rate and impact of suicide in our communities requires a whole-of-population commitment; it is not something any single agency, level of government or community can do alone. The impact of suicide is far-reaching and long-lasting; it has a devastating effect on families, friends and services which ripples throughout communities. A 2016 Australian report indicates that 89% of Australians knew someone who
had attempted suicide, and that 85% knew someone who had died by suicide . For every person who takes their life, more than 135 people experience intense grief or are otherwise affected.