Suicide link to family violence

Domestic violence is contributing to a 13-year peak in suicide rates, according to the head of a national anti-violence organization. Scott Renton reports.

Trouble in the country

Men in remote areas are 2.6 times more likely to end their lives by suicide than those in metropolitan areas, according to a report by the Australian Institute for Health and Welfare. And country women are at risk too. Shelby Garlick reports.

Mother seeks justice over son’s assisted suicide

Claudia Alp’s investigative feature about a mother’s discovery that her son sought the help of advocacy group Exit International to end his own life saw her nominated by the Melbourne Press Club for the 2016 Student Journalist of the Year Award at the annual Quill Awards celebrating excellence in Victorian journalism.

 

Removing the road blocks of anxiety

Swinburne University student Jason English knows just how crippling anxiety can be for students. He wants greater awareness of the disorder, Holley Gawne reports.