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numbers from 2021; suicide rates actually increased by remoteness from 12.5 deaths per 100,000 persons per annum in inner regional areas to 12.7 deaths per 100,000 persons in outer regional areas to 14.0 deaths per 100,000 persons in remote and very remote areas. Rural suicide rates varied by state, from 10.0 deaths per 100,000 persons per annum in New South Wales to 15.5 deaths per 100,000 persons in Queensland
 
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You see the term Acreage and therefore Acres. Hectare and Hectares, not Hectareage.

Life is all mixed up really as miners often use the term 'about a foot ' or roughly 'half an inch', but traveling 30 kilometers into town.
In the UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher threatened to handbag the EU if Britain could not keep 'The Mile'. There lay a problem as the mile is made up of inches, feet, yards, and furlongs. Therefore if you reach a low bridge which I saw some months ago it says an 8' - 8.5" height Restriction'. Areas of space in a house are always in square feet and garden length in feet. Cartons of milk are in litres but glass bottles are in pints. Weights of some items such as bird seed could be in kilograms or litres unless sold on a market stall when it could be in pounds Lbs. The reason for this confusion goes back hundreds of years before weighing machines when people used pint glasses from Public Houses to measure seeds, flour, and the like.
 
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On my trip to South-East Merredin yesterday the ex-cocky who was with me was telling me about one of nieces who is in the WA police Force. She works in an area which involves those who suicide.
He said she told me that around 8-10 suicides a week on average.
This I can well believe because as we passed through devastated crop after devastated crop or worse still no crop at all I would not be surprised to hear that number has increased.
No livestock were seen in 7 hours of driving, mainly because sheep are now next to worthless and cattle aren't much better.
His nephew had borrowed the best part of $2 mullion to plant a crop and only averaged 4 bags of wheat to the acre.
Dosen't come close to even breaking even.
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Specifically, it was found that there were approximately 13.9 suicide deaths per 100,000 people in the U.S., compared to 7.3 in the U.K. The study correlates these findings to a high burden of mental illness, along with several socioeconomic factors.

Overview. 3,249 Australians died by suicide in 2022, which represents an age-standardised suicide death rate of 12.3 per 100,000 people. The number of suicides has increased from 3,166 in 2021.

In the 22/23 financial year, there were 565 suspected self-inflicted deaths in Aotearoa New Zealand. The age-standardised rate of suspected self-inflicted deaths was 10.6 (95% CI: 9.7, 11.5) per 100,000 population.19 Oct 2023

Leading 20 countries based on suicide mortality rate in 2019(per 100 000 population)​

Belgium has the highest suicide rate in Europe at 18.3 per 100,000 people.

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The study correlates these findings to a high burden of mental illness, along with several socioeconomic factors.
a useful correlation, but not the whole picture
Overview. 3,249 Australians died by suicide in 2022, which represents an age-standardised suicide death rate of 12.3 per 100,000 people.
which is about 9 a day , in Aust.
 
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a useful correlation, but not the whole picture

which is about 9 a day , in Aust.
about 1 every 2.5 hours give or take.
If they were jumping off the top of the Sydney harbour bridge every 2.5 hrs 24/7 365 days a year, it would certainly get some attention.

Apparently there were 106 deaths in custody, they certainly get some airplay, maybe it is media weighting who knows?
In 2021–22, there were 106 deaths in custody: 84 in prison custody and 22 in police custody or custody-related operations.
 
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about 1 every 2.5 hours give or take.
If they were jumping off the top of the Sydney harbour bridge every 2.5 hrs 24/7 365 days a year, it would certainly get some attention.

Apparently there were 106 deaths in custody, they certainly get some airplay, maybe it is media weighting who knows?
In 2021–22, there were 106 deaths in custody: 84 in prison custody and 22 in police custody or custody-related operations.
Hmmm well um err and perhaps if they weren't in prison or police custody just perhaps they might still be breathing. But probably not.
 
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A combination of feeling he had been abandoned by country music and despondency over his deteriorating health were cited as possible reasons that Young shot himself on December 9, 1996. He died in Nashville the following day and was cremated.
 

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John Kennedy Toole (17 December, 1937 – 26 March, 1969) was an American novelist from New Orleans, with a posthumously published novel, A Confederacy of Dunces; he also wrote The Neon Bible. Although several people in the literary world felt his writing skills were praiseworthy, Toole's novels were rejected during his lifetime.

Toole submitted Dunces to publisher Simon & Schuster; editor Robert Gottlieb considered Toole talented but felt his comic novel was essentially pointless. Despite several revisions, Gottlieb remained unsatisfied, and after the book was rejected by another literary figure, Toole shelved the novel. Suffering from depression and feelings of persecution, Toole left home on a journey around the country. He stopped in Biloxi, ending his life by running a garden hose in from the exhaust of his car to the cabin. Some years later, his mother brought the manuscript of Dunces to the attention of novelist Walter Percy, who ushered the book into print. In 1981, Toole was posthumously awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

... great book.
 
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Steve Jobs resisted his doctors' recommendations for medical intervention for nine months,[161] in favour of alternative medicine. Other doctors agree that Jobs's diet was insufficient to address his disease. However, cancer researcher and alternative medicine critic David Gorski wrote that "it's impossible to know whether and by how much he might have decreased his chances of surviving his cancer through his flirtation with woo. My best guess was that Jobs probably only modestly decreased his chances of survival if that."[162][163] Barrie R. Cassileth, the chief of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center's integrative medicine department,[164] on the other hand, said, "Jobs's faith in alternative medicine likely cost him his life ... He had the only kind of pancreatic cancer that is treatable and curable ... He essentially committed suicide."[165] According to biographer Walter Isaacson, "for nine months he refused to undergo surgery for his pancreatic cancer – a decision he later regretted as his health declined".[166] "Instead, he tried a vegan diet, acupuncture, herbal remedies, and other treatments he found online, and even consulted a psychic. He was also influenced by a doctor who ran a clinic that advised juice fasts, bowel cleansings and other unproven approaches, before finally having surgery in July 2004."[167][168] He underwent a pancreaticoduodenectomy (or "Whipple procedure") that appeared to remove the tumour successfully.[169][170] Jobs did not receive chemotherapy or radiation therapy.[159][171] During Jobs's absence, Tim Cook, head of worldwide sales and operations at Apple, ran the company.[159]
 
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