1 in 4 Australians affected by suicide in COVID-19 blockade: poll


According to Australian suicide prevention figures, one in four Australians knows who committed suicide in the last 12 months during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The group said that 25% of Australians sought help with suicide prevention services directly or indirectly in the last 12 months, while knowing who died or attempted suicide in their private lives or on the network. I found.

Respondents said that the greatest risks contributing to potential suicide over the next 12 months are social isolation (64%), unemployment and unemployment (58%), disruption of family and relationships (57%), and living expenses. Said that it was a problem (55%).

This number was in stark contrast to the 2020 study, which took drugs and alcohol as the greatest risks.

Suicide Prevention Australia has asked YouGov to vote on 1,049 adults between August 19 and 22. The study was conducted as part of the Group’s national report, which will be fully published on World Suicide Prevention Day, September 10, 2021.

Ill and tired woman
Depression can become more common as people get older, but it can still be difficult to recognize.
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Nieves Murray, CEO of suicide prevention in Australia, has historically stated that a significant increase in suicide has been associated with social or economic turmoil. She called for a national law that requires the Australian Government to take into account the risk of suicide over a two-year period for new decisions and legislation.

“No life has ever been lost in a suicide in this country,” Murray said in a statement. “Australia needs suicide prevention and we need to act now.”

“The law enacts government-wide priorities to prevent suicide and focus the attention of all agencies to address the risk of suicide throughout our community,” she added.

“Suicide prevention is not limited to the health portfolio. Housing is suicide prevention, employment is suicide prevention, finance is suicide prevention, and education is suicide prevention.”

Australia’s suicide prevention figures come after Lifeline Australia, Australia’s mental health support hotline, has stated that August is the busiest month on record.

“Demand has increased by 20% since 2019 and continues to grow. Six of the ten busiest days on Lifeline’s record occurred just this month,” said John Brogden of Lifeline Australia. The chair said in a statement on August 20th.

Millions of Australians are exposed to a long-term blockade as state governments try to stop the spread of delta variants of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, commonly known as the new coronavirus.

Victoria (Melbourne is the capital) has entered 200 yearsNS The day it was closed in mid-August. Meanwhile, Greater Sydney and New South Wales have been closed since late June.

The lockdown was originally planned to run for four weeks, but was extended twice until September 30 due to low vaccination rates and high infection rates.

Daniel Y. Ten