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New $53 million government plan teaching children about suicide awareness

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Children as young as three are to be be taught about suicide awareness and mental health.

The $53 million federal government plan is set to be announced on Thursday by Health Minister Greg Hunt, with the youth suicide rate at a ten year high.

Newscorp reports preschoolers through to Year 12 students will be targeted.

Beyond Blue, Early Childhood Australia and Headspace will assist in running the program.

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