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.