Suicide prevention.

Australia's suicide rate is the highest it has been for at least ten years. In 2015, 3,027 people ended their own lives in Australia. That's 12.6 people in every 100,000.

That's more than eight people every single day.

One person every three hours.

In 2015, suicide accounted for one-third of deaths (33.9 percent) among people 15-24 years of age, and over a quarter of deaths (27.7 percent) among those 25-34 years of age.

In Australia:

  • The suicide rate for men were three times higher than for women, at 19.3 deaths per 100,000 people;
  • Northern Territory had the highest suicide rate, 21 deaths per 100,000;
  • suicide accounted for 1.9 percent of all deaths in Australia;
  • the highest rate of suicide for men came at age 85 and over; for females it was 45-49;
  • 87 children under the age of 17 committed suicide in 2015;
  • in the NT, the child suicide rate was 13.6 deaths per 100,000; the next highest state recorded 3.1 deaths per 100,000

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But this doesn't have to happen. We know why it happens and we know that there are means to stop it.

If you know someone at risk, please call the clinic on 07 32045877.

 

References.

 

A role for inflammatory metabolites as modulators of the glutamate N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor in depression and suicidality. 

Severe depression is associated with increased microglial quinolinic acid in subregions of the anterior cingulate gyrus: evidence for an immune-modulated glutamatergic neurotransmission?

Severe depression is associated with increased microglial quinolinic acid in subregions of the anterior cingulate gyrus: evidence for an immune-modulated glutamatergic neurotransmission?

Connecting inflammation with glutamate agonism in suicidality 

Cytokine levels in the blood may distinguish suicide attempters from depressed patients.

Inflammation in suicidality: implications for novel treatment options. 

Kynurenine pathway metabolites and suicidality. 

Neurobiology of suicidal behaviour. 

Neuroinflammation in suicide: Toward a comprehensive model. 

Suicidal behaviour in mood disorders--who, when, and why?  

Suicidality and Activation of the Kynurenine Pathway of Tryptophan Metabolism. 

The influence of inflammatory cytokines in physiopathology of suicidal behavior. 

The role of cytokines in the pathophysiology of suicidal behavior.

The role of inflammation in suicidal behaviour.

The role of inflammatory cytokines in suicidal behavior: a systematic review.