Understanding Suicide

Suicide is a mostly preventable cause of death and an important issue for communities and individuals to engage with.

To achieve our vision where less people are impacted by suicide, the Hunter Institute is committed to increasing understanding and reducing stigma around suicide.

Suicide arises from a complex interaction between many vulnerabilities, risk factors and triggers in a person’s life. However, suicide can also be influenced by social and economic circumstances and differences between cultures and individuals’ experiences in society.

It is not easy to understand what compels a person to take their own life, especially for those who have never experienced such overwhelming feelings. Accurate information about suicide is important in order to identify those who may need more support and to debunk some common myths about suicide.

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