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Today is World Suicide Prevention Day and Lifeline Australia hope to unite communities across the country for their annual Out of the Shadows event
According to new data released by Lifeline Australia today, the three busiest days in Lifeline’s 57-year history have been this month with the service receiving 3,436 calls on Monday.
The Northern Rivers region has had its fair share of challenges over the last few years with the pandemic, climate events, employment, as well...
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.
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.
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 Outdated ideas about stoicism and masculinity mean men often struggle to reach out to friends and loved ones during tough times.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.
Police say a woman has been charged and four Penalty Infringement Notices (PINs) issued following a beach party in the Byron Bay area overnight.
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In the next few months we will hear a lot about how superior nuclear-powered submarines are. Vice Admiral Mike Noonan is even claiming superior stealth characteristics – which is simply not true. Yes, they tend to be faster. This is great if you want to go thousands of kilometres in a matter of days. But they are also much more expensive.