Talking about suicide and self-harm in schools can save lives

December 14, 2017

Suicide and self-harm remain taboo topics in schools, despite the fact youth suicide has reached a ten year high.

 

Recent statistics show around eight children and young people die by suicide each week in Australia. Around one in ten self-harm during their teenage years. This loss of life means that the topic is too important notto talk about, but parents and teachers are often concerned that talking about suicide or self-harm may put ideas in young, impressionable minds. Why do we need to talk about self-harm and suicide? Read here>>

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