There are few of us who haven't been touched by the tragedy of suicide and this World Suicide Prevention Day, Lifeline will call on Australians to send the clearest signal yet to those who are struggling, that they are not alone.
Young people who live in Byron Bay and surrounding towns lack one of the most important health services: mental health assistance.
A man reported missing from a hotel in Byron Bay on Saturday (March 31) has been found deceased.
Terra Roam is on her final leg of her 16,000km walk around Australia and has been traversing the northern rivers via Wollumbin, Huonville, Mullumbimby, Byron Bay and Ballina over the last week as she does her final 800km to the finishing line in Newcastle, where she was born.
Some 2,866 people committed by suicide in the year to September 2016 and Lifeline Northern Rivers is taking up the challenge to answer more calls in the coming year to help prevent deaths.
The Lismore first-grade rugby team will be wearing one-off jerseys bearing the Lifeline logo at this Saturday’s game against Lennox Head. Outdated ideas about stoicism and masculinity mean men often struggle to reach out to friends and loved ones during tough times.
Lifeline Northern Rivers is on the lookout for volunteers as part of its response to a dramatic rise in the number of suicides. Australian Bureau of Statistics data released in March showed that 2864 people had taken their lives in 2014 – an increase of almost 13.5 per cent from 2013.
In what is believed to be a first, father and son Richard and Benjamin Harris have crossed Australia from its furthest points in a 4WD motorhome, arriving in Byron Bay just 10 days after leaving Australia’s most westerly location, Steep Point, WA on April 23.
Our region is a hotspot for car accident fatalities and the same has become true for suicide. With the number of deaths by suicide more than double the road toll, Lifeline Northern Rivers is calling for a new approach to its prevention.
Lifeline Northern Rivers marked its 30th anniversary last week and volunteers took a few minutes off their life-saving work to celebrate. In the 12 months to June this year, its volunteer counsellors answered 11,045 calls for help.
Fresh successful gigs on the stages of Island Vibe and Mullumbimby music festivals, the four-piece urban groove band Lifeline are spilling some tunes locally this weekend. Their smooth keys, infectious guitar, obese bass lines and an irresistible drum beat has... Read More →