Nation put on suicide watch with deaths expected to surge

With a looming economic down-turn, modelling suggests suicide rates could increase by 50% in the next five years

“Recessions always kill the most vulnerable.”

Professor Ian Hickie
Professor Ian Hickie. Photo: Newspix

This is the stark warning issued by one of the country’s leading psychiatrists as Australia surges into the deepest economic down-turn in generations.

Former mental health tzar Professor Ian Hickie says unless the country acts soon, many lives will be lost — not