Calls for schools to address suicide prevention

By Barbara Miller – ABC News
Updated Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:55pm AEDT

There are fresh calls for a suicide prevention program to be included as part of the new national curriculum in schools.

Fears of sparking copycat actions and a certain stigma surrounding it means suicide is a subject not often broached.

But the public health advocacy group Suicide Prevention Australia says there is no evidence that talking about it in a non-sensational way can put people at risk.

Dr Martin Harris, who is on the board of Suicide Prevention Australia, says a suicide prevention program should be considered as part of the new national curriculum… more

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