“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 […]
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 […]
Wesley Mission are holding their annual LifeForce Memorial Day, Thursday 12th September. The event will be held at the Sydney Opera House and is a very special day.
On Saturday 17th August 2013 Mind Blank celebrated the close of their school touring initiative. They have educated more than 4,000 young people in NSW on the topic of depression and suicide prevention.
I inform the House about the Western Sydney Suicide Prevention and Support Network. Members often speak in this place about programs or causes in their electorates that are usually of a positive nature.
What Can I Do to Help Someone Who Might Be Suicidal? If you know someone who may be suicidal, the time to act is now. A common myth is that people who talk about suicide don’t actually go through with it. Contrary to this belief, studies have revealed that more than ¾ of people who […]
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 […]