The hidden toll: family violence linked to suicide deaths

The data showed victims of violence – the majority who were women – commonly suicided more than a year after their last violent experience.

But the perpetrators of violence – predominantly men – most commonly died by suicide within six weeks of the most recent violent outburst.

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Women who have been abused by their partners are almost four times more likely to have suicidal thoughts, according to a paper on suicide in women launched at the National Suicide Prevention Conference in Hobart on Tuesday.

It found women have higher rates of suicidal behaviour – like planning and suicide attempts – than men.


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