I recently had the good fortune to be invited to the Hunter Institute’s conference on suicide prevention. The guest speaker was international suicide prevention expert, Dr. Morton Silverman.
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If you have loved or cared about someone who has died by suicide, you may find your grief intense and overwhelming. Emotions and thoughts after the death of a loved one can be difficult to manage.
Salvos counselling provides caring counselling and support to individuals, couples, families and children. Salvos counselling welcomes anyone who needs to talk with a professionally trained counsellor in complete confidence.
If you have been browsing our site and looking at the downloadable brochures in our suicide prevention section, you may have noticed some links to brochures created by the Mental Health Association NSW. Here is a little bit more about the Association and how they may be able to help you.
We were lucky enough to have Alan Staines, the head of the Salvation Army Hope For Life program come and speak to us at our monthly meeting last month to tell us a little more about the program. Hope for Life Suicide Prevention & Bereavement Support provides information, resources and training for those that support […]
Suicide Call Back Service – Help Is At Hand This is a service which is provided in Australia, 24 hours a day nationwide. The call back service offers telephone and online counselling to people who are over the age of 15 and who fit into one or more of the following categories: people who are […]
“No one will care that I’m gone …” Do you tell this to yourself or other, similar phrases? If you see yourself as a burden to others, rest assured that many other suicidal people think the same way. These statements are depression and anxiety tricking you. Thinking this way is irrational, and according to research […]
These are the guidelines which are read before every bereavement support group and all attendees are expected to follow these guidelines: Support Group Guidelines Confidentiality is essential, we expect that each member will respect and maintain the confidentiality of the group. What is said in the group is not to be repeated or discussed at […]
Suicide Prevention and Support Western Sydney provides suicide bereavement support groups in Penrith and Richmond. Suicide Bereavement Support Groups Many feelings can emerge following the sudden and traumatic suicide of someone close to you: sadness, anger, guilt, fear, relief, confusion, rejection, and often a profound sense of aloneness and isolation. Many believe that only those […]
Anxiety Affects All Of Us, Find Out More Anxiety is a natural reaction that everyone experiences. Our “fight or flight” response is the physiological response that helps us deal with potentially dangerous situations such as crossing a busy road or approaching a big black spider in the bath tub! However, for some people, anxiety prevents […]