Insights into self-harm and suicide rates

By Deborah Devis
Updated November 11 2021 - 1:02am, first published 1:00am
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Around 75 per cent of the total burden of suicide and self-harm in 2019 occurred in males aged 25 to 35. Picture: Shutterstock.

Australians collectively lost over 145,000 years of healthy life in 2019 due to suicide and self-harm, half of which was associated with child abuse and neglect, alcohol use, illicit drug use or intimate partner violence, a new report estimates.