Reducing Youth Suicide In Queensland
Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian
The Reducing Youth Suicide in Queensland (RYSQ) project grew from the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian’s concern about the high number of young people taking their own lives each year in Queensland.
RYSQ is a detailed review of the lives and deaths of children and young people in this state who suicided between 2004 and 2007. The review aims to provide a solid and contemporary evidence base to better target future efforts at reducing youth suicide in Queensland.
By improving our understanding of the factors that increase suicide risk among children and young people, this information can be used to explore new ways to protect the lives of some of Queensland’s most vulnerable youth.
The RYSQ Discussion Paper is available for key stakeholder consultation until 30 November 2009. The Commission is seeking feedback from professionals, government and non-government organisations with knowledge or experiences engaging with children and young people who are at risk of suicide or who have suicided.