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Joe Williams has a simple message.
A new study breaks it down.
It was certainly a prerequisite for progress, but it now risks now becoming a distraction.
Is sharing a selfie on Facebook an effective way to stop someone who is seriously considering taking their life? The truth is, we really don’t know. What we do know is that conversations and awareness are only the first steps to saving a life.
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Shannon Nevin has set up a Sydney event to encourage people to talk about mental health.
The House of Reps was silent, and then united in applause.
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2,864 Australians took their own life in 2014.
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From surfing to the election, it's all good.
Talking about suicide to prevent it.
'The mental health sector has been paralysed with uncertainty.'
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It is through dadirri that organisations like Lifeline will seek to understand and help confront this unfolding national tragedy of suicide in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) communities, and it’s hoped that in this election period our political class can really listen too.
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Last year, my friend committed suicide. She was fragile like a sparrow -- it was one of the things I loved most about her as it made her authentic. But her fragility was such that life suffocated her to a point where she could no longer breathe.
Many ask themselves in that moment the same question that the nation has been asking itself this week after learning of these sorrowful stats -- why? And, particularly, why this increase in deaths by suicide now?