Treatment for Suicidality

Effective treatment of suicidality has the potential to reduce suicide deaths by 5.8%

People living with mental illness are up to 30 times more likely to die by suicide than the general population.

Mental illness, including depression, is associated with a large portion of suicide attempts.

Although not all people who die by suicide have a mental health problem, and not all people with mental illness are affected by suicidal behaviour, access to excellent mental health treatment represents an important strategy for suicide prevention.

Providing health professionals with training and guidance on the evidence for psychological treatments, can help ensure they are aware of the latest evidence and best practice treatment options.

Downloads

Strategy Summary – Emergency and Follow-up Care

This brochure provides community members with a summary of the evidence, what is happening and how you can get involved.

Evidence-based Treatment for Suicidality

This brochure provides community members evidence supporting the recommended interventions in LifeSpan.