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Doctors highlight Australia's youth suicide problem

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6985.960a (Published 15 April 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:960

The high rate of suicide among young Australians is a public health crisis that needs urgent attention, doctors have warned. The Australian Medical Association said at a recent conference that it wants politicians, the medical profession, and the community to reorder health and funding priorities.

With young people in Australia committing suicide at the rate of one every day …

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