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 […]
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 […]
Self Esteem and its Impact on Suicidal Tendencies For those who aren’t currently suffering from thoughts of suicide, suicidal tendencies are likely the furthest thing on their mind. However, for someone who is feeling helpless, hopeless, and full of despair, suicide may seem to be just the ticket to solve their problems. Why do people […]
Identifying Suicide Methods and Warning Signs Knowledge is one of the best tools people working to prevent the suicide of a friend, loved one or person in their care can have. Understanding common suicide methods and warning signs of suicide are helpful to helping to reduce suicide risks. While suicide rates have been on the […]
How To Talk To Someone Who’s Considering Suicide Reaching out to someone considering suicide is never easy. Knowing what to say to someone contemplating ending their life can be difficult, and a desire to avoid saying the wrong thing can often result in action. Making the effort to help a friend or loved one who […]