By the year 2020,
Depression will be the number two (2) illness in the
world. Recent trends suggest that this may occur much
Suicide accounted for
more than 23% of ALL deaths in Australia in 2005 for
males between the age of 15 and
those Suicides in Australia were males.
more than 2,000 deaths by suicide in Australia in
suicide in Australia exceeds motor vehicle fatalities. Many also believe that a
number of road fatalities are questionably suicide in some
On any one
(1) given day, more than 100 Million people in the world will
suffer depression or depressive symptomatology.
Health Organisation (WHO) in 2004 updated its “Years lost due to
Disability”(YLD) in ‘The global burden of disease’ report. It is a measurement
of years of healthy life lost through times spent in states of less than full
health. “Neuropsychiatric conditions were the most significant causes of
disability & accounted for 1/3 of YLD among adults aged 15 & over”.
Depressive disorders were the leading cause in both male & female in high,
low-medium income nation.
For deaths registered in 2007, 1,027 deaths
were the subject of ongoing coronial investigations at the time
ABS data was finalized, and had insufficient information
recorded to be able to determine any cause of death……Some of
these deaths may be determined a suicide after further