Today is World Suicide Prevention Day, an event that aims to raise awareness, reduce stigma and encourage well-informed action to reduce suicide around the world.
The NCIS is a valuable data collection that supports the development of death and injury prevention strategies by providing access to coronial data for death investigation and research.
The NCIS Unit releases fact sheets on coronial data held in the collection. Fact sheets include statistical information on deaths reported to a coroner and cover specific topics of public interest. The Intentional self-harm series examines deaths among specific populations. The Mortality data series is released annually and includes intentional self-harm deaths reported to Australian and New Zealand coroners in a calendar year.
NCIS Fatal facts is a unique tool that allows public access to Australian coronial recommendations. Users can search the tool by a variety of category tags. A search using the intentional self-harm category can identify summaries of relevant deaths and associated coronial recommendations made to improve public health and safety.
A variety of organisations use NCIS data to conduct research into suicide deaths. Links to relevant research publications are available on the NCIS website.