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Operation Compass is a Commonwealth trial through the Northern Australia Primary HealthCare Network.

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Operation Compass acknowledges the Traditional Owners and custodians of the land we live and work on.

THE NEED

Suicide is the leading cause of death in Australians aged 15 to 44 (www.blackdoginstitute.org.au).

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare reports into the incidence of suicide among serving and ex-serving ADF Personnel found that:

The rate of suicide was 13% higher among ex-serving men compared with all Australian men.

51% of ADF suicides were of people no longer serving at the time of their death.

Ex-serving men aged 18–24 had a suicide rate twice as high as all Australian men of the same age.

Suicide rates for ex-serving men aged 18–49 were between 3 and 4 times as high as for men aged 50–84.

FACT: The most at-risk population – males, 18-29 years who have discharged from the Defence Force.

FACT:  The 12-month transition period post-discharge is the most critical time.

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