Screw the Taboo

The WAWFL is proud to be in affiliation with an important community initiative known as Screw the Taboo.

#screwthetaboo is an organisation that was founded to empower the community of people who are committed to changing the way we talk about suicide.

Suicide remains the leading cause of death for Australians aged between 15 and 44. Men account for three out of every four deaths by suicide.

Deaths by suicide have reached a 10-year peak.

The most recent Australian data (ABS, Causes of Death, 2012) reports deaths due to suicide at 2,535.

This equates to almost seven deaths by suicide in Australia each day. 

The most recent data (ABS, Causes of Death, 2012) shows that almost twice as many people died from suicide in Australia, than in road related transport deaths (1,310 vs 2,535).

For every completed suicide, it is estimated that as many as 30 people attempt. That’s around 200 attempts per day. That’s more than one new attempt in Australia every 10 minutes.

It is estimated that around 250 people make a suicide plan every day. It is estimated that around 1,000 people think about suicide every day.

We all have a role to play in suicide prevention and we can start just by talking about it.

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