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The Australian Government is taking a further step towards reducing the number of lives lost to suicide in Australia, by providing $8 million to support research aimed at identifying effective approaches to suicide prevention.
A $7 million research investment in pharmacogenomics will improve the treatment and outcomes of people with mental illness.
The ABS’ Causes of Death, Australia, 2018 report notes suicide dropped one place to 14th leading cause of death overall. Rates of mortality due to heart disease and cerebrovascular disease also decreased, however these remain among the leading causes of death in Australia.
Delivering the world’s best mental health system — stigma-free and focused on prevention, starting with children under 12 — is the major focus of the Australian Government’s Long Term National Health Plan, outlined today.
The Australian Government will provide $21 million for 13 research projects that will focus on risk reduction, prevention and tracking of dementia.
The Australian Government is providing $5 million for ground-breaking research into the early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of eating disorders.
The Australian Government is investing $400,000 in 4 innovative research grants to find new ways to protect people at risk of suicide and interventions to prevent suicide.