‘A bandaid over a bullet wound’: Australian suicide rates soar, as we fail our most vulnerable

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***WARNING: THIS MOJO DOC CONTAINS DISCUSSION ABOUT SUICIDE, WHICH SOME PEOPLE MAY FIND CONFRONTING***

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REPORTING by KRISTYNA STEPNICKA

FILMED by KRISTYNA STEPNICKA

Suicide is the leading cause of death for Australians aged between 15 and 44 years, with the number of people taking their own lives increasing yearly.

Suicide Prevention Australia is advocating for a whole-of-government approach to suicide prevention, as it lobbies the Federal Government to appoint a Minister for Suicide.

Mojo News spent time with those touched by the untimely deaths of loved ones, to see how the scars remain on those left behind.