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What is Hope For Life?

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 […]

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No One Will Care That I’m Gone

“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 […]

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Support Group Guidelines

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 […]

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There is Support After Suicide

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 […]

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What Is Anxiety?

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 […]

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What helps to prevent suicide in men?

HREC Approval No 13077 THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES AND BLACK DOG INSTITUTE RESEARCH STUDY “What helps prevent suicidal behaviours in men?” Depression and suicide are major problems in men Suicide is the most common cause of death in Australians aged 15-44 years. It is more common than deaths from motor vehicle accidents or […]

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Suicide: Silence Has Deadly Results

Suicide: Silence Has Deadly Results What’s one of the biggest contributing factors to suicide? Silence. For people contemplating ending their life, suicide may seem like the only option available if they are unable to open up and talk about the issues contributing to their feelings of despair and hopelessness. Friends and loved ones who are […]

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Suicide Prevention For Teens

Suicide Prevention For Teens Teen suicide devastates family and communities causing feelings of pain, guilt and unanswered questions in those left behind. Suicide prevention efforts aimed at young people can save lives and spare family and friends the heartbreak of coping with the aftermath of an avoidable tragedy. In Australia, suicide claims nearly as many […]

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