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Victorian Womens Health Atlas

Inquiry into suicide in Australia

Submission by Women’s Health Victoria to the Senate inquiry into suicide in Australia. Reiterates that suicide is an issue of concern for women. This needs to be recognised to enhance public understanding of suicide and its causes, thus reducing stigma and myths surrounding suicide and self-harm. The promotion of evidence-based information on suicide that considers gender will contribute to more effective prevention strategies that are targeted and relevant.

Submitted to: Australia. Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs. Further information on the inquiry can be found here.

Submission_Inquiry_into_suicide_in_Australia.pdf (32.83KB)

Reference:
Inquiry into suicide in Australia / Women's Health Victoria - Melbourne: Women's Health Victoria, November 2009.