• Every suicide represents a loved one, a family member, a colleague or a friend. If you find the statistics below please go to our help tab and seek assistance.
  • Suicide is the leading cause of death of our 15-24-year old’s in Australia
  • Each day in Australia approximately eight Australians die by suicide, and approximately 180 people survive an attempt
  • Deaths by suicide in Australia significantly exceed deaths by traffic accidents and homicides combined
  • For every death by suicide, there are approximately x20 attempts
  • The official number of suicide deaths is approximately 20-30% below the actual number due to unreported suicides where death has occurred due to single vehicle accidents, drownings, or drug overdoses
  • Deaths by suicide in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities are 4 to 6 times higher than the general population
  • Deaths within the LGBTIQ Community are 4 to 6 times higher than the general population
  • Transgender communities have the highest rate of suicide. It is x11 times higher, with 59% without support attempting suicide and 5% with support attempting suicide.
  • When suicide survivors shared their story, a common theme was they never wanted to die, but saw suicide as a way to end the emotional pain they were experiencing.
  • Imagine if every person who was going through emotional turmoil had someone with whom they could talk about their options for working through their problems and decide together what could be done to ease their emotional pain, without having to end their life.
  • CALM education programs will help build the capacity and confidence of Australians to be able to recognise and respond to this human need.