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High suicide rate cause for concern

Advocates have voiced their concerns at the state of mental health in the Macedon Ranges, as they struggle to identify the cause of the abnormally high rate of suicide in the region.

According to data collected by the Northern Western Melbourne Primary Health Network (NWMPHN) in 2018, the annual suicide rate in the Macedon Ranges (17 per 100,000) was well above the national (11 per 100,000), and state (10 per 100,000) average.

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