Five Suicides in Seven Days Shows Need for Swift Action; Christensen Calls for Urgent Funding for Mental Health
and Janessa Ekert
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MACKAY is reeling after a cluster of suicides during the last week.
Police say five people died by suicide and another 10 attempted or threatened to take their own lives during the seven days to Monday.
They were aged between 14 and 64.
Member for Dawson George Christensen said he was alarmed by the news, particularly by the death of a child.
It highlighted the …
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Publication information: Article title: Five Suicides in Seven Days Shows Need for Swift Action; Christensen Calls for Urgent Funding for Mental Health. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia). Publication date: March 28, 2012. Page number: Not available. © 2009 APN Newspapers Pty Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2012 Gale Group.
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