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Social isolation a key risk factor for suicide among Australian men – study

Jul 2nd, 2015 by

Black Dog Institute report tackles gap in research on what drives so many men to take their lives

Social isolation is among the most common risk factors identified by Australian men who attempt suicide, a new study has found.

Men accounted for 74.7% of the 2,520 suicides in Australia in 2013, Australian Bureau of Statistics data shows, but research is lacking on what drives them to take their lives in such high numbers.

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