Regional Australians impacted by suicide are more likely to experience multiple loses of family, friends and community members compared to their city counterparts – new research has revealed for the first time.
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.
Friends and family of Dale Hayes are celebrating his 30th birthday by hosting a fun day in Mullumbimby in his memory to raise funds for mental health organisations Beyond Blue and breakingFree.
Preventing suicide will be the focus of a workshop in Tweed Heads tomorrow (Friday December 7) where doctors, health professionals and people who have recovered after a suicide attempt or have lost someone close to them are invited to provide input.
Responsible Gambling Awareness Week is an annual event to promote early intervention and awareness of responsible gambling practices in NSW. In 2018, it will be held from 8 to 14 October.
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.
Lifeline’s Northern Rivers’ centre will be offering a Support After Suicide group in Lismore from late September to mid-December this year.
Lifeline Northern Rivers offering a new a support group for adults who have experienced the loss of someone close to them through suicide.
The rate of suicide among young Indigenous men is the highest in the world, according to a new report. Reporting for the ABC, Siobhan Fogarty notes, ‘The first ever Australian Youth Development Index (YDI) was compiled as part of International... Read More →
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.
Tim Barritt, Barossa Valley. In June 2013 I put my first Suicide Prevention Advertisement (SPA) in a Barossa newspaper, thinking I would do only one. I’ve just written my seventy-seventh ‘long’ SPA.
Kerri Jackson, Noosaville. I am a research higher-degree student at Central Queensland University investigating how people re-engage with life after a suicide attempt, that is, how they recover and get well, and I am looking for people, aged 18 and over, who have lived through this experience and would like to tell me about it.
Kerri Jackson, Master of Health Sciences by Research Candidate, Central Queensland University. I am looking for people, aged 18 and over, who have been affected by suicide, investigating how people re-engage with life after a suicide attempt and would like to tell me about it.
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.
The most recent Australian data (ABS, Causes of Death, 2009) report deaths due to suicide at 2,132. That equates to six deaths by suicide a day, or one every four hours.