Yesterday, a senior policewoman with 15 years of service committed suicide at the Federal Police Headquarters in Canberra, Australia.

Just six weeks ago, on October 10, in the Canberra headquarters building, Superintendent Richard Roberts shot himself.
On October 10, Police Constable Darren Igglesden of Perth Cockburn Police Station shot himself.
In November 2017, a male policeman committed suicide in the police headquarters on La Trobe St in Melbourne's CBD. Nine months ago, a female policeman committed suicide in the same building.

Earlier in July 2015, Western Australian police officer Scott Blanchard committed suicide before starting an investigation into a motorcycle party case. In December 7, police officer Elliot Watt committed suicide in a police station's gun storehouse. It is reported that it was his first day of work after taking his 2008rd anniversary leave, and he had just received a promotion.

In addition, according to statistics, more than 1990 Victorian police officers committed suicide since 40.

As for the reason, some colleagues said that they are very difficult at work, and at the same time they are not easily understood. The pressure inside and outside the workplace is huge, and most of the time it is painful.
Institutions such as the Police Union have called for more support for police officers. These agencies pointed out that many police officers have reported suicidal thoughts after witnessing the tragedy.

The latest data shows that in 2017, the suicide rate in Australia soared by 9.1%, from 11.8% per 10 people in the previous year to 12.7% per 10 people, which is 2.1% higher than the global average suicide mortality rate of the World Health Organization. The highest in 10 years.


The suicide rate of aboriginals is about twice that of other populations in the country.

Among those who committed suicide last year, 43% suffered from depression and other mood disorders; 29.5% were due to drugs or alcohol causing mood disorders; 17.5% suffered from anxiety disorders.