Preventing suicide and suicidal behaviour is a key priority for the Government of Western Australia.
Suicide is a tragedy that results in the loss of loved and valuable lives. The effects of suicide have a
profound impact on the lives of those people who are left behind. In Australia over the last 20 years,
more people have died from suicide every year than people who have died on our roads. Suicide is a
complex phenomenon; there is no single cause for suicide and there is no single solution. However,
in many cases, suicide is preventable. It is the duty of all levels of government and the community to
work together to reduce the rate of suicide in Western Australia.