SITUATION DISTRESS

Jane: “He tried to take his life last weekend”

Jane is a sister/aunt in her 40’s in QLD. “My brother was woken to being smashed in the face with a breadboard. It was his partner. Two weeks later, the police charged him with assault. He had to go to court. She drove him. When there, she went into a separate room saying she was …

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“Orgs supporting men languish for lack of support”

Australia’s suicide trend is on the increase. Where is the majority of that coming from? Ex-Senator David Leyonhjelm says family breakdown and on that point, we’d concur. He goes on to say: “Organisations that support men during episodes believed to predispose to suicide, such as relationship break-up, loss of children, false allegations of violence, unemployment …

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Podcast: What’s killing our men?

Anthony Smith talks to Bill Kable of Dads on the Air. Listen to the MP3 podcast here. “We ask Anthony Smith what is the situational approach he has written about. The surprising response from Anthony is that only 10% of suicides are due to depression or what are loosely called mental illnesses. This is the first …

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Mental health – the pandemic’s next wave?

This ABC radio program is an interesting listen (25 mins). In May the WHO (World Health Organisation) warned that mental health must be at the centre of every pandemic recovery plan. This discussion includes Christine Morgan, CEO National Mental Health Commission and National Suicide Prevention advisor to PMO. Morgan has interesting things to say about keeping a …

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Relationship breakdown is the major cause of homelessness in Australia

From 2018 research by Dr Julie Moschion (Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research0 and Professor Jan van Ours (Faculty of Business and Economics). Original research can be found here. Quote: “Over two years, this unique study tracked the movements of 1700 Australians who were homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. “Of the participants who …

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PBB CEO Pete Nicholls interview with The Family Law Project

Interview between Family Law Project and Pete Nicholls, CEO of Parents Beyond Breakup (Dads in Distress). Discussion covers a little about Dads in Distress, how the service operates, insights into male suicide, working with men and the forthcoming Fathers Day Report being launched this Sunday, 6th September 2020 – DIDs 21st Anniversary.

World Suicide Prevention Day and Separating Fathers

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. Its an important day in our diary because we are a suicide prevention support charity and our focus is supporting dads at risk of suicide. We need to continue shining a light on suicide prevention to help save lives. By talking about it, we can start to share our …

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