Friday, October 2, 2020

Suicide’s deep impact on rural areas

REGIONAL Australians impacted by suicide are more likely to experience multiple losses of family, friends and community members (67 per cent) compared to their city counterparts (60 per cent) – new research has revealed for the first time.

It comes as the findings also show growing concerns the economy, jobs (+7 per cent), cost of living (+4 per cent) and drugs and alcohol use (+5 per cent) will increase suicide rates in the regions in the wake of COVID19.

Sunraysia Daily

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