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'Breaking the trends: Addressing mental health and suicide amongst boys and young men in Australia'
Suicide has been a leading cause of death for young men for over a decade with the number reaching 3,024 in Australia during 2020-21. Suicide and self-inflicted injuries, alcohol use disorders and depressive disorders are the top three leading causes of total burden of disease amongst young men (aged 15-24). Psychological distress and mental health conditions contribute to the greatest burden of disease for young people in Australia. So how can we get it right for boys and young men?
This panel discussion will bring together a range of panellists to explore what good mental health support and suicide prevention looks like for young men. The panel discussion will look at this topic for young men from all parts of our community including young men from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young men, and LGBTIQA+ young men.