Suicide is a complex, perplexing, and immensely sad phenomena. This paper aims to increase understanding of the issue and to foster further debate and discussion.

It reviews what is known about suicide rates and risk factors, and examines some multidisciplinary perspectives on youth and indigenous suicide. The challenges of assessment, intervention, and prevention are also considered.

Suicide discussion paper - Acrobat icon - small (256kb). To go straight to a specific section in the report, click on the quick index headings on the front page.