Most young people who've died from suicide missed out on care

Coronial data highlights how opportunities for medical intervention are being missed, researchers say

More than two-thirds of young people who die from suicide in Australia are not receiving mental health treatment around the time of their deaths, according to a study of coronial records.

Researchers scoured more than 3000 coronial inquiries into suicides by people aged 10-24 between 2006 and 2015 in the first nationwide investigation of its kind.

They found just 40% of the young people had confirmed mental health diagnoses, most commonly depression, while another 16% were described as having possible mental health disorders, based on the coroner’s

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