SITUATION DISTRESS

Divorced dads distress as lockdown locks them out – Manly Observer

Divorced dads distress as lockdown locks them out Divorced dads distress as lockdown locks them out – Manly Observer By Kelly Black July 12, 2021 Lockdown periods have led to a 30% increase in calls to Parents Beyond Breakup, a national suicide prevention charity based on the Northern Beaches.  The charity deals with non-custodial parents who …

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Surge in distress calls to Suicide Helpline – Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Post

https://www.hkpost.com.au/news/surge-in-distress-calls-to-suicide-helpline Surge in distress calls to Suicide Helpline National Suicide prevention charity Parents Beyond Breakup (PBB) is experiencing a 30% rise in calls to their national Suicide Helpline compared to the same time last year. “Anecdotally our callers are expressing increased distress mainly linked to the lockdown and effect of COVID 19 on their mental …

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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’s 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.