Joint Statement – Report released – Findings of Inquest into Death of Jesse Bird

Joint Statement:

  • Department of Veterans’ Affairs

Today, the Departments of Defence and Veterans’ Affairs received the Report of the Victorian Coroner, Coroner Jacqui Hawkins of the Findings of the Inquest into the Death of Jesse Bird.

Mr Jesse Bird was an Australian Army veteran who served in Afghanistan, who tragically died by suicide on 27 June 2017 at the age of 32.

The Departments of Defence and Veterans’ Affairs will carefully consider Coroner Hawkins’ findings and will provide a response to the Coroner.

Any Australian veteran who needs help and wishes to access mental health support is encouraged to reach out.

Open Arms – Veterans & Families Counselling provides 24-hour free and confidential counselling, group programs and suicide prevention training to former and currently serving ADF personnel and their family members. This service is available on 1800 011

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