This week is the 25th anniversary of National Missing Persons Week during which the Australian Federal Police (AFP) are focusing on awareness of mental health issues, a leading cause of people going missing.
Around 35,000 missing persons reports are filed with police every year in Australia, the equivalent of one missing person every 15 minutes.
The theme of this year’s campaign is ‘See the signs before they disappear’ and aims to educate the community on the issues and factors associated with missing persons, especially the role played by mental illness.
If you or someone you know needs immediate help call Lifeline (24 hours) on 13 11 14.
The promotional video can be viewed here.