AMA say pollies helping prevent suicide

THE Australian Medical Association has praised both major parties' suicide prevention policies.

AMA president Dr Michael Gannon said the Coalition's promise to invest $192 million to develop a National Suicide Prevention Strategy and Labor's commitment to fund 12 regional suicide prevention projects costing $72 million were welcome.

"There is widespread recognition that the nation needs to do better in caring for people with mental illness," he said.

"The commitment by both the Coalition and Labor to increase investment in suicide prevention and youth mental health services is recognition that this area of care needs significant investment."

But Dr Gannon said he was disappointed the Coalition had failed to match Labor's commitment to unfreeze Medicare rebates.

- ARM NEWSDESK



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