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According to the ABS, in 2015, 3,027 Australians died by suicide.
Linkin Park have launched a suicide prevention website, in tribute to their late singer Chester Bennington. Chester was found dead at his home last Thursday (20 July), and a coroner has since confirm...
There are strategies that work.
The creation of solid and focussed multi-agency networks will be the real game-changer.
It's not clear how each of the new sites would be funded.
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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.
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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?
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This group of public servants face very similar work and tasks to military personnel. Although they are receiving some interest and support, it will take a lot more work to bridge the gap between what is being done and what needs to be done.
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You’ve seen American Sniper, right? You remember Chris Kyle. How could you not? The U.S Navy Seal who served four tours in Iraq, and had the most hits in the history of the American military. After al...
As we confront a national emergency in suicide with some seven preventable deaths every day and suicide fatalities far exceeding road fatalities, we need to ask ourselves what role new technology is playing -- is it helping or harming?
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Jim Carrey has spoken of his ‘shock and sadness’ by the death of his former partner Cathriona White. The 30-year-old was found dead on Monday from a suspected overdose at her home in Los Angeles. In a...
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We're pretty good at talking about sport, work, the latest gadget, or the latest film but as men we need to get better at talking about the significant stuff going on in our lives -- things like losing a job, the breakdown of a relationship, a significant set back, or becoming a father for the first time.
One in three people who present to health services in NSW following a suicide attempt will not receive a mental health followup, an alarming new study has found. The study conducted by Dr Fiona Shand...